Starting this today💙
January wrap up #monthlywrapup
Dear Evan Hansen ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Beneath the Stairs ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Briar Girls ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Rodney Was a Tortoise ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
City of Ghosts ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Gift of the Sea ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
The Power of Vulnerability ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Last House on the Street ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Fields ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Love Hypothesis ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
Midnight and Moon ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Social Creature ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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This year has started off as another slow reading year for me.
I‘m so behind on all my reading goals!
BUT THIS BOOK, Y‘ALL!!
It‘s the one I‘ve been waiting for all year so far.
The five star.
The one that tops everything I‘ve read so far & won‘t be able to compete with everything left to be read this year.
Required reading for all, FOREVER.
Run, do not walk, risk it in these pandemic days, to get yourself a copy of this one.
Never have I ever read a sentence that I thought would sum up the goal of what is learned being a suicide loss survivor.
It is SO HARD separating who a person was their whole life with how they left this world.
The goal is, for me anyway, to remember the person I lost for who he was while he lived.
For his best qualities & positive ways he impacted my life to live on.
For those lessons and traits to live on.
I was excited to read Dear Evan Hansen, which was written post-Broadway hit. I've, unfortunately, not yet seen the production (I had tickets for March, but.... 2020). The writing was subpar, and the characters were undynamic and frustrating. It's difficult to imagine the novel standing on its own.
I really enjoyed this ones especially as an audiobook. I thought it had a very valuable lesson about how one lie can turn into something so much more. I loved the characters and the way they took a serious topic and made it relatable and very easy to stay engaged in all the way through the book.
Evan is a lonely, anxious boy who feels like a burden to his overworked mother and ignored by his absent father. When he inadvertently gets mixed up in the suicide of a fellow classmate he‘s forced to evaluate some things about his own life. This book is great for anyone who‘s ever needed to really be seen. Now I wanna see the play
Well this has been a journey. Not a bad one either. When I first found the musical, I was not in a good place. It helped me more than you could possibly imagine. I was so thrilled to hear that they were releasing a novel. This story needs to reach more people. It honestly helped save my life. Maybe, just maybe, it can help someone else out too.
(This book is soooo worn from me reading it so much)
“If the pain is in you, it‘s in you. It follows you everywhere. Can‘t outrun it. Can‘t erase it. Can‘t push it away; it only comes back. The way I‘ve been thinking, after all that‘s happened, maybe there‘s only one way to survive it. You have to let it in. Let it hurt you. And don‘t wait. It‘ll reach you eventually. Might as well be now.” -Connor Murphy
Amazing story. I identified with Evan because I am an introvert & shy in a way that it is hard for me to talk to strangers. The writing is breathtaking. The characters are realistic. I wanted to reach out to hug Evan & tell him that life works out. Its okay to be different & an introvert.
The story tugs at your heart strings. It's a story of being found. It's a story that opens your eyes to thing you never thought possible. #LitsyLove
2.5 ⭐️- Dear Evan Hansen has been the darling of the stage and while I still hope to see the play, this novelization didn‘t live up to my expectations.
I wanted more humour, heart and a main character I could get behind. Sadly, that just didn‘t happen here. I still want to see what the fuss is about with the play though!
My review: http://bit.ly/DearEvanHansenReview
I saw the show a few months ago and it was fantastic! The book was also great and gave a lot more back story to Connor and insight into Evan's thoughts. Plus it met the prompt Red, White, or Blue Type on the Cover for #booked2020.
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
I‘ve been wanting to see the musical for the longest and was about to see the touring ensemble. Unfortunately there were no more good seats. But then I discovered a YA adaptation of the musical and was all in. Not having any exposure other than listening to the music I went in without expectation. The tension in the story held throughout and I was satisfied with the conclusion (which could have been easily disastrous)