Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich

Dear Evan Hansen

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 troubl...

Details Dear Evan Hansen

TitleDear Evan Hansen
Release DateOct 9th, 2018
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Fiction

Reviews Dear Evan Hansen

  • 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 would "get" evan... but i so did not.i'm not sure what i expected from this book but i really didn't expect a severely lonely, awkward, anxious kid with no hobbies essentially lying to a grieving family. i mean i should have known from the synopsis ...
  • 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. I’m so thankful Penguin decided to send me an ARC of it as it was one of my most anticipated releases of the year. Let’s just say I sobbed a lot. Still am.
  • 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 family grieves over the loss of a son. Evan tells a lie. A big lie. He says he was the boys best friend.Suddenly, he is acceptable, accepted.But with this acceptance, he is drawn into a range of emotions. His lies cause him confusion, and lead him into mo...
  • Danielle
    I'm such a huge fan of the musical Dear Evan Hansen and I was so excited when I learned that they were coming out with a YA novelization of the story. The story sticks pretty close to the story line in the musical but is able to expand where the musical is limited. I think that readers will connect with Evan even more than they already do.Overall, I really liked this novel. I think that most readers will be able to relate to Evan and/or Connor. W...
  • Jessica
    Somewhere between a three and a four. More to come.
  • Shahirah Loqman
    As usual, DEH brought me to tears. Review to come soon.--Full review up on my blog: you Times Reads for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review!
  • Taylor
    I'll fully admit that my rating for this book will be slightly skewed due to my love of the show and soundtrack, which I admit are better than this book. However, I still enjoyed getting a deeper insight and perspective into the characters that could only be provided via this medium. And while there are parts of this book this book that I'm certain readers are going to have issues with I still think the overall message is inspiring, hopeful, and ...
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  • Swetlana
    This review was originally published on The Caffeinated Bookworm Life. PacingFor the most part, I really enjoyed the pacing of Dear Evan Hansen. The only major complaint I have is the way the ending was handled.It felt like we spend about 90% of the book building up to the big reveal and for things to come crumbling down which happened for the last 10% of the book. That’s something I personally don’t enjoy at all. Something similar happened i...
  • Sarah
    Prior to cracking open this book I had no knowledge about its subject matter. I, of course, knew it was a Broadway musical but it had somehow never occurred to me to wonder about the subject matter. I like Broadway musicals therefore I grabbed the advance copy off the shelf, end of story.In a way, Dear Evan Hansen begins at the end of the story. I'm going to let the cat out of the bag here folks, Connor Murphy, a central character, dies. Not a sp...
  • Kath (Read Forevermore)
    An arc of this book was sent to me by LBYR/The NOVL in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.rating: 4.75 / 5 “Dear Evan Hansen,Today is going to be a good day and here’s why. Because today, no matter what else, you’re you. No hiding. No lying. Just you.” Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel is based on the award winning Broadway musical. I found myself quickly devouring this book while listening to the musical (becau...
  • Cori Reed
    As much as I enjoyed this book, it felt a bit lacking. I'm a big fan of the musical, but I think that if I were not I probably would have got very little from this. A fan of Dear Evan Hansen? Read it. Not a fan? Maybe skip.
  • Lauren Parrott
    Dear Evan Hansen,Today is going to be a good day and here’s why. Because today, no matter what else, you’re you. No hiding. No lying. Just you. I feel like I should start off this review in mentioning that I’m currently listening to the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack. And, upon finishing the book a few days back, I wanted to play it every free second I got. This story is so important for today’s world, and I absolutely cannot wait for it to ...
  • Amy
    ARC provided by NOVL in exchange for an honest review.I'll be honest with you: I wasn't totally in love with the this book, and it wasn't because of the writing. The writing was phenomenal, the characters were well developed, and the overall story was fast paced and easy to read. I loved that it brought so many mental health topics to the table, but there were a few things that made me feel uncomfortable, which I will talk about here in a bit.Fir...
  • Ashley (pawingthroughpages)
    Didn't love it, didn't hate it. I found myself kind of over all the cringe worthy scenes in this. There were some lines that had me laughing, but mainly cringing throughout reading.
  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    4.5 stars from me.I was captivated by this novel. Evan's story shattered everything about me and now I need a hug... and possible a warm blanket along with some chocolate.-------Full review can be found here: have been struggling for days on how to properly write this review. Why the struggle? You know how it goes – if I don’t like a book I can easily type 5000 words or more and give in depth details ...
  • Grace (gracefulreads)
    4.25/5 StarsFirst of all, this is a book I never thought would exist let alone be something I would read and be very entertained by. DEAR EVAN HANSEN never seemed like something I would be interested in, but I now want to see what I may think of other stories from Broadway.I have never seen a play on Broadway and don’t typically watch musicals. Having heard so many wonderful comments about DEAR EVAN HANSEN, I was very excited about the noveliza...
  • Emmi Rose (emmirosereads)
    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me a copy of this to read and review. "Maybe he'll start climbing, one branch at a time, and he'll keep going, even when it seems like he can't find another foothold. Even when it feels hopeless. Like everything is telling him to let go. Maybe this time he won't let go. This time he'll hold on. He'll keep going." Words fail to express how amazing this book was and how I felt about it (pun very much intended. 😏)...
  • Nikki
    It took me a little while to get into this book, but it picked up pretty fast and is definitely a more-ish tale of hope, embarrassment, anxiety and grief. Evan is a hard character to get to know because he’s so awkward, but I do like that about him. His relationship with his mum is painful but also sweet, and his one with Zoe is so cute. I don’t like second hand embarrassment so I did really struggle with that - the cringe factor was pretty h...
  • Lunabookaddict
    4,5/5 ♡
  • Kori (_livelaughread)
    I loved all of the soundtrack lyrics woven into this, but there was just something missing for me! Maybe because I know the story so well already?
  • Andrea Tome
    Everyone should read this book 💙
  • Tara (Spinatale Reviews)
    Rating: 4.5 starsWhen I picked up Dear Evan Hansen, I had no idea what to expect. Somehow I’ve been living with my head under a rock and didn’t even know about the musical. Luckily, Dear Evan Hansen utterly enchanted me from the very first page. The writing was so easy to read and the story was so engrossing that I actually finished the whole book in one sitting.After Connor Murphy dies by suicide, Evan Hansen is faced with a choice. Does he ...