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Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen | Steven Levenson
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Winner of 6 Tony Awards! The official behind-the-scenes book of the new hit musical. A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is a new American musical about life and the way we live it. The book-produced by Melcher Media, the team behind Hamilton, Wicked, Rent, and many more-tells the story of the musical from its conception nearly a decade ago to the Broadway stage. From developing the idea to writing the show, composing, casting, and rehearsals, DEAR EVAN HANSEN appeals to fans far and wide offering them the opportunity to continuously revisit the show, and for those who haven't seen the musical, reading the book will make them feel like they have. Filled with interviews with the cast and crew, original behind-the-scenes photography, a deeper look into Evan's ctional world and the visual world of the show, unreleased lyrics, and of course the libretto, as well as re ections on the creators own formative memories from their adolescence as it relates to the show's themes, and important examinations of how we present ourselves online and mental health, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is a beautifully produced, thoughtful, and uplifting book.
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Kaddele
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😍😭😍😭😍😭😍😭😍😭

Beatlefan129 I heard this show is fantastic! 2mo
Kaddele It is! I saw the London production (still in previews) and it‘s really good - definitely want to see it again. 2mo
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nikirtehsuxlol
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Finished Fangirl. Onto the next YA. Has anyone read this? Yay or nay? Didn‘t they make a movie of this or did I make that up?

nikirtehsuxlol I ended up really liking this one. Felt they attacked suicide and teenage depression a lot better than, say, 13 Reasons Why. 3mo
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I saw Dear Evan Hansen recently in Cleveland and really enjoyed it. I actually thought I was getting the novel to read, but this is the musical. It was great but exactly what I saw performed. I still need to get my hands on the novel itself. If you haven‘t heard of DEH, you should check it out. The music is excellent too.

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An important story about friendship, family, growing up, and mental health. Even better with the soundtrack.

I've learnt to reach out for help and not be afraid to admit that I need it. I've learnt that falling is a part of life, but as long as you land upright you'll be just fine. I've learnt that we won't always make the right decisions as fallible humans, but that admitting to our mistakes and trying to fix things is all we can do.

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'I'm much better at interpreting books and stories than I am at understanding the decisions made by living, breathing people.'

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PassionatelyCurious
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PassionatelyCurious
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Really enjoying Dear Evan Hansen!

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jennacavanaugh
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"Some aren't. Some are already gone."

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jennacavanaugh
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This will relate to the young readers because it has to do with the sense of self and belonging within Evan's life. A sense that young readers can relate to.

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jennacavanaugh
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This book sounds really interesting to me. I love the idea of being seen and unseen by peers and how that could solely be changed by secrecy. This will be really important for young readers to look at because it shows how much power a simple secret can hold and the importance of trust and good friendship. This suspenseful coming-of-age novel will keep the students interested and wanting more.

MODERN FANTASY
Rating 4/5

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Gayan
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B&N 50% off sale. I got there as they were opening the door and was in and out in 15 minutes. I trained for this! 😂

guinsgirlreads Nice stack! 👏🏻 I did mine online earlier 😆! 11mo
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Briget66
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I cracked open this book 📖 and found THIS! What a cool way to start a book!! 🤗

RavenLovelyReads Super cool!!! 11mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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4/5 🌟
I mostly enjoyed this book. I liked the story, but I really struggled with my own feelings throughout the time I was reading it. I've mentioned before that my uncle died by suicide. The anniversary of his death is this Friday, Feb 1, so I'm stuck in my feelings for a while. This novel was a reminder of what I was going through when I found out about my Uncle Ed. [Pic is memorial tattoo.]

Check on your people. They may need help.

Cinfhen Beautiful post and important message💙 12mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Cinfhen 💖💖💖 12mo
Crazeedi I can't know what you are feeling but just know tha I will keep you close in prayer 12mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom @Crazeedi thank you, friend! 💖💖💖 12mo
Eggbeater I lost my dad and my aunt. I know that pain. My heart goes out to you. ❤ 12mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Eggbeater it's the worst kind of pain. It's nice to be reminded that I'm not alone in this. 💖💖💖 12mo
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DyAnne
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Saw this tonight! 💗

Chrissyreadit Awesome! It is on my wishlist. 12mo
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joellenotjello
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25% off...i mean I said I wouldn't buy any more books this year, but... How could I resist 😂📚

BarbaraBB And it‘s January 11 already 😂😉 12mo
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MelissaSue81
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This was really good! I haven‘t seen the musical yet but have listened to the soundtrack a few times and read a synopsis. I think, at least, that this goes a lot more In depth to the characters and their thoughts and motivations than the play (I‘ll let you know for sure when I see it in the spring). But I loved it! Even if you‘d never heard of the musical this would be a great YA novel

Purrfectpages I really liked this one too! 13mo
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BooksForEmpathy
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It‘s intermission and this show is super close to my heart and every day life as a school counselor. I wish all my students could see it and know #youwillbefound.

Update: SO powerful! Loved it and especially related to his mother who had the best of intentions and even with them, had a difficult time connecting and reaching her son. It‘s so hard.

EKonrad Just saw this! Such an amazing show! 👏🏻 13mo
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CMCurtis77
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My latest amazon haul arrived today!!

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Emelie12345
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Book haul :) so exited to dive right in to these good reads!

Cadyly Welcome to Litsy! 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 1y
Lel2403 Welcome to Litsy 📖 1y
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julesG Welcome to Litsy! 1y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Welcome to Litsy! 1y
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 1y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 1y
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TsundokuAleax
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Guys, this show is amazing. It was an it show for a reason and it is well deserved. The show is poignant and moving. We know these people. We have been these people. If you see this show, be prepared for the waterworks.

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MatchlessMarie
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🎶Step out, step out of the sun
If you keep getting burned🎶
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The irony of listening to #DearEvanHansen the same day this happens 🦀

bookishkris Ouch! 1y
Cinfhen Ha!! Sorry but the photo is 🙌🏻 1y
CouronneDhiver Aloe - quick! 1y
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julesG @CouronneDhiver I second. Aloe to the rescue. I looked similar last night and am good this morning. One might even say I got a light tan. Mind you, I was wearing SPF 50 on my shoulders and back, I do not understand why I got sunburned. 1y
MatchlessMarie @bookishkris @Cinfhen @CouronneDhiver @julesG We keep aloe in the fridge. I put some on as soon as we got home last night. Still a little stiff this morning. Ironically I was the only one who reapplied sunscreen. 70 SPF even. No good deed goes unpunished I guess 😆 1y
julesG That's weird about the high SPF not working properly. 1y
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Well-ReadNeck
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Saw this over the weekend. Somehow, I managed not to know anything about the story line going in. Boy, did it take a dark left turn about 20 minutes in!! 😳

I saw the lead a few years back in another bookish show, The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Nighttime. He‘s amazing.

This show was FABULOUS!!!!! 🤩

somebooksaround 😍🙌🙌 such a fantastic show! 1y
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LazyLimaLife
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Free books! Thanks Comic Con!!! 😍

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#HeyJune #ActNaturally I‘m super pumped as I‘ll be seeing Evan Hansen on BDWY in a few weeks. I just read the book which manages to convey all the emotions without belittling the complexities of high school. Listen to the soundtrack, it‘s soooo good 💚 #pop18 #stageplaymusical

GypsyKat Awesome! Have fun! ❤️ 2y
Cinfhen Thanks 😁 @GypsyKat it‘s an upcoming bday gift from my hubs 🎁❤️ 2y
GypsyKat @Cinfhen How sweet! 💗 2y
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Kalalalatja Exciting! 2y
TrishB My daughter will be so jealous! After Hamilton she plays this constantly! Enjoy 💕 2y
Cinfhen I‘m looking forward and I‘ll be going with my daughter, which makes it extra special @Kalalalatja @TrishB 😊 2y
Cathythoughts That‘s very exciting! And with your daughter too ... doesn‘t get any better than that. ❤️ 2y
Bklover ❤️ Making mother daughter memories! 2y
TrishB It will be fab 👍🏻❤️ 2y
staci.reads Jealous! 😍 2y
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ReadingSusan
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Oh my gosh I am SO excited for this novel. Val Emmich is an amazing singer/songwriter, novelist and a really wonderful person. I am so excited for this book. Thanks @swishandflick for posting about this.

swishandflick 🙌🏽 2y
Chrissyreadit Just listened to the mashup today. I love the music and really want to take my daughter to see it. But would totally be happy with a book also. 2y
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swishandflick
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I'm intrigued!

PS: has anyone heard the Hamilton/DEH mashup that Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt dropped today?! It's called Found/Tonight - SO GOOD I CAN'T TAKE IT 😍 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2aQykuIaJVI&feature=youtu.be)

ReadingSusan Omg Val Emmich?!?! This is amazing!!!!!! 2y
kgriffith Oh yes, today‘s #Hamildrop was the soundtrack to press release editing 😋 2y
mklong Oh I love it so much!! I stayed up way past my bedtime to listen over and over last night! 2y
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Celeste57 That mash-up was AMAZING!! Thank you so much for sharing!! 2y
amyrohn I heard it this morning on the radio!! 2y
Chrissyreadit Yes- I listened to it all day today. And had to buy it to support March For Our Lives. 2y
Susanbones I‘ve been looking for a copy of the DEH novel version and I can‘t find any locally!! 😭 Looking up the mash-up ATM 2y
swishandflick @Susanbones this has just been announced, so it doesn't come out until October 2018! 😄 (edited) 2y
swishandflick @Celeste57 Right?! Glad you enjoyed it! 🤗 2y
Susanbones @swishandflick omg. I totally misread Wikipedia then!! Hahahahaha! I thought I read that it was based on a novel!! 2y
swishandflick @Susanbones nope!! It was an original musical. You probably saw them refer to who wrote the "book" which in theatre speak means the story/lines, as opposed to the music/lyrics ? 2y
Susanbones @swishandflick That makes sooo much sense!! Haha! 😂😂😂😂 2y
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tashako03
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"On the outside always looking in, will I ever be more than I've always been?"

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Gentle reminders for Monday.

The things that make you strange are the things that make you powerful.

❤️

Melissa_J I love this quote. 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto @Melissa_J Me too! It was one of my favorite moments I've ever witnessed on television. I thought maybe some of our fellow Littens were having a "Monday" and could use a pick me up. ? 2y
kate_reads I saw this over the summer and I still burst into tears when I listen to “You Will Be Found.” Such an amazing show 2y
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Ashley_Nicoletto @katekrug What?!?! The jealousy is real. Pretty sure seeing this show was item number 1 on my bf's bucket list. 2y
mrozzz Amazing quote 😎 2y
tashako03 I went twice and it was mind blowing both times. I last went a week before Ben's last show and found a seat 6th row dead center. It was so amazing, I thought I was going to hyperventilate. 2y
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swishandflick
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Well the good news is I've gone a whole day without buying a book (HA!), but the bad news is I bought a ticket to see Dear Evan Hansen again so my self control still sucks 🙈 (I ♥️ BEN PLATT)

(In case you haven't noticed, I'm a bit of a Broadway junkie!)

kate_reads I hope you love it! I cried the entire time. Soooo incredibly good 😍 2y
kate_reads ps my sister and I sat practically in that exact SAME spot 2y
swishandflick @katekrug I'd already seen it so I already knew I'd cry. You Will Be Found makes me so emotional! 😭 2y
minkyb I love that you are a Broadway junkie! 2y
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LaraReads
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Just so darn good. And full of tears of sorrow & joy. And for anyone who still needs to see the genius of Ben Platt...
http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_59244cdfe4b094cdba57c990?section=us_queer-voic...

abookbubble I love this story so much! It's so heartbreaking and amazing. 3y
Paula3 Just love this book! 3y
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Man. I really miss taking the train into NYC for shows, but I just hate the city so much. This soundtrack is amazing so far. I may have to find out if it would be possible to see this and Puffs on the same day.

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Librariana
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Not book-related and I do apologize about that... but I fell into a "Dear Evan Hansen" music and YouTube video loop and now I'm just wishing that attending this musical might be in my future ?
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A girl can dream, right? ????
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Bucket lists never hurt nobody!

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Steven Levenson KNOWS how to craft dialogue oh my god. All of Evan's monologues are just so brilliant and the story is so brilliant and all of the characters have issues which is real. There's some stuff in the script that I'm disappointed that they left out of the OBCR that really show that the show is more than an "anti suicide PSA" overall I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

swishandflick Ben Platt is FANTASTIC in this role!! Welcome to Litsy 🤗 3y
clearcourses @swishandflick RT and thank u ☺️ 3y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here! 3y
clearcourses @DebinHawaii thank u ☺️ 3y
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LaraReads
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#bookmail After burning through the soundtrack on repeat, and watching every live performance I could get my hands on before Ben Platt's Tony win, my copy of the book has finally arrived. I'm a happy girl! 🤗 Now if only I could see it in NY!

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Kshakal
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Congrats to the cast and crew of Dear Evan Hansen... This show is the reason that theatr gives me life! #youwillbefound

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Paula3
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Next best thing to watching it on Broadway, or that's what I'm telling myself 😉

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swishandflick
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Giving myself a little Dear Evan Hansen inspired peptalk as I have a really, really, extremely important job interview today and I'm trying hard not to panic or overthink it.

I figured you guys would forgive me another non book related post since Littens are the absolute BEST 😄

DivineDiana You got this! 👍🏻💪🏻 3y
josie281 Channeling musicals = A+!! Best of happy vibes today! 3y
saresmoore You are going to kill it today! 😎🙏 3y
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Lcsmcat Good luck! 3y
LectricSheep Just had the same experience last week-- interviews are the worst. ? I fully support self pep-talks. Mine goes: "You know who you are? You're Mirabella Fucking Mitchell. A total and complete badass." And so on. ? Slightly less artistic and not in any musical I know of, but you're welcome to try it out. 3y
Buddys_Momma You will do great in your interview today!!! 3y
Rachel.Rencher My husband always sends me a text talking me to be a bad bitch. It's surprisingly effective. 😂 3y
UwannaPublishme You're gonna ROCK your interview today. Good luck! 😊👌🏻 3y
swishandflick Thanks guys!! I'm feeling pretty good about how it went so fingers crossed 😜 @DivineDiana @josie281 @saresmoore @Lcsmcat @LectricSheep @Buddys_Momma @Rachel.Rencher @UwannaPublishme 3y
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Lin-Manuel who? My latest obsession--I've been listening non-stop for the last two weeks. As someone who's struggled with social anxiety, this song in particular really gets to me.