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Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel | Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
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From the show's creators comes the groundbreaking novel inspired by the Broadway smash hit Dear Evan Hansen. Dear Evan Hansen, Today's going to be an amazing day and here's why... When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family's grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend. Suddenly, Evan isn't invisible anymore--even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphy's parents, with their beautiful home on the other side of town, have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend. As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret, and confusion, he knows that what he's doing can't be right, but if he's helping people, how wrong can it be? No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose. And a website. He's confident. He's a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. Until everything is in danger of unraveling and he comes face to face with his greatest obstacle: himself. A simple lie leads to complicated truths in this big-hearted coming-of-age story of grief, authenticity and the struggle to belong in an age of instant connectivity and profound isolation.
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libertybonin
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Starting this today💙

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MeganLindell
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Panpan

⭐️⭐️ • I hated this. I haven‘t read the script for or seen the musical, so maybe just doesn‘t translate well to a novel? I was picturing Ben Platt the whole time which made it worse. Can‘t wait to hate-watch the movie version.

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mobodie
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Sad, but good. Shows raw feelings from a relatable perspective that makes you realize that not everything is how seems. People have emotions that they don't show that can takeover their lives without anyone ever noticing.

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January wrap up #monthlywrapup

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Gizmo86
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❤️

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Jess_Franzino
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I love the musical and hated the movie. However, I must admit, it worked SO much better as a book. I especially loved the added insight of Conner through his POV chapters.

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Gizmo86
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Wow. What a book! Not my usual style but I really enjoyed the plot, character development and emotion. Such a well executed story that took me on a rollercoaster of emotions with Evan. Can't wait to see the movie 🤓

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Gizmo86
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Seeing what all the fuss is about... Loving this so far though 🤓

MatchlessMarie I read the print version and listened to it on audio I really liked getting a fuller picture of Connor‘s life 💙 14mo
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Kshakal
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So excited to see this movie this afternoon 😊

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My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/N-vcFvk3T4A

Enjoy!

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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.

💙

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Chelseabillups30
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel | Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

Sometimes you keep wishing for something to happen, and then, after so many times not getting the thing you wished for, you stop wishing, and that‘s when it suddenly happens.

Suet624 Definitely true 2y
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AkashaVampie
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Trying this out this morning

#TBRCrew

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

ElizaMarie I really enjoyed this one. I think you will too ! Great pick! 2y
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Chelseabillups30
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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.
Forever. 💙

Bookwomble 💗 2y
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Chelseabillups30
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“I think grief can make you do weird things. Things you wouldn‘t do normally.”
I give her the only answer I can.
“I think that‘s probably true.”

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Chelseabillups30
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel | Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

I don‘t want to be dead. I‘m finally sure of that. I just wish that life, for once, for a day or even a few hours, would go smoothly.

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Chelseabillups30
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I feel you, Evan.
I feel you!!

🙌🏻💯📚👏🏻

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Chelseabillups30
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel | Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

Fantasies always sound good, but they‘re no help when reality comes in and shoves you to the ground. When it trips up your tongue and traps the right words in your head. When it leaves you to eat lunch by yourself.

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LeviTheTheaterGeek
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"'I took pictures of the most amazing trees.'" "No," Jared says. " But that really happened." "Sometimes you truly break my heart."

LeviTheTheaterGeek Has anyone else seen the show? Will Roland is hilarious 2y
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MelKelsey
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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.

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Slacking a bit with my first check in of the day #mbcreadathon #mbcgiveaway3

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Victoriahoperose
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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.

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"She's wounded, but still standing. That makes two of us."

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Kshakal
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So true and so beautiful!!

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Kshakal
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By reading this book it only makes my desire to see this show in person that much stronger. #youwillbefound

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Kshakal
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I absolutely love this!! 💖💖💖

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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

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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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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)

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“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

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Wonderful story!!!

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Lollymya
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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

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I haven‘t seen the show (but I really want to!), so when I saw they had turned it into a novel I was so excited! Did not disappoint, read it :-) #dearevanhansen #bookrec #readit

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MatchlessMarie
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In case you ever wondered what Connor Murphy would read 💙👕

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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

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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

BarbaraTheBibliophage Good call! ♥️📚👊🏻 3y
Cinfhen Perfect 👌🏾 3y
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ashpear
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Sooo good. Read it in two sittings!!

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Rachiiebookdragon
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Seeing this musical in 16 days 😍😍, so wanted to read this before then (I do already know the story though 😊 (Not sure how I feel about the Connor thing but no spoilers here) 5/5

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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)

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Chelleo
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MicheleinPhilly I just bought tickets to see this in the spring. I feel like I should read it so I‘m emotionally prepared. 3y
linipanini I wish I could see this live!!! 3y
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly I went a couple of weeks ago and I read the book before I went. 3y
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MicheleinPhilly @TrishB How many boxes of tissues will I need? 3y
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly at least a couple! My daughter cried all the way through the second half non stop! 3y
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB Oh dear. 😔 3y
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