Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen Review

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.

Title:Dear Evan Hansen

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  • Emma Giordano

    I honestly wasn’t the biggest fan of this novel. I started out absolutely loving it, but it was very lacking in the end. I’ve never seen or listened to the soundtrack of Dear Evan Hansen but still...

  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)

    DNF @ 20% I’m sure the musical is lovely and I definitely want to see it but unfortunately the book just isn’t interesting me. ...

  • Bryne

    A YA BOOK ADAPTATION OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE MUSICALS? KINKY!!!!...

  • Charlotte May

    "No one deserves to be forgotten, no one deserves to fade away. No one should come and go and have no one know he was ever even here. No one should flicker out or have any doubt that it matters that ...

  • chandler ainsley ?

    i'm gonna be real with you: this really was not for mei think books like these all depend on what kinds of characters and people you relate to. i have suffered with anxiety before, so i thought that i...

  • Lola

    This was my first time reading a novel based on a play. And you know what? Even though I had no idea what to expect and had mildly bad experiences with novelizations in the past, this was quite the po...

  • Christy

    4.5 stars!! I am obsessed with the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack, I mean OBSESSED. It’s been on constant repeat on my Spotify for months and I have tickets to see it on Broadway in May (YAY), so when ...

  • Clara

    Today is going to be a good day and here's why: IT'S COMING OUT A FEW DAYS BEFORE MY BIRTHDAY. IT'S EVERYTHING I EVER WANTED.26/08/18I don’t know how to rate this book yet, and my review is coming. ...

  • leslie hamod

    "Today is going to be an amazing day and here's why" It begins with a letter never meant for him to see. It is finally a boy's chance for acceptance. A chance to be accepted!On the other hand, a famil...

  • Kat

    Oh gosh, this one grabbed me right away. Evan Hansen deals with anxiety and doesn’t have friends. His therapist has his write letters to himself as a way to work on communication. When a bully at sc...