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Staff Recommendation: Dear Evan Hansen

Do you like Young Adult novels?

Do you like contemporary novels?

Do you like novels about teens?

Do you like Broadway plays that result in a novel?

If your answer is YES to all of the above questions, you might be interested in reading this novel. It is available on Overdrive/Libby as an e-book/kindle and audio book.

                                                   



Dear Evan Hansen: the Novel is a Broadway play that is now available as a novel.  There is more in the novel than you see in the play.

The novel is for ages 14 years and up, and teenagers will relate to Evan and the subject matter of the story. Dear Evan Hansen is about a teen boy who feels alone and invisible. It's about his need to be seen and be heard. Evan, a high school senior, has a social anxiety disorder and he and his mother are not as closed to each other as they once were.  His parents are divorced and his father lives far away and he has remarried.

 



His mother suggests he see a therapist who tells Evan it will help him, if he writes a letter to himself each day, starting with the phrase:

 



Dear Evan Hansen,

Today's going to be an amazing day and here's why

 



While working during the summer, Evan climbs a tree, and then falls and breaks his arm. One of the student’s at school is Connor Murphy, the high school kid everyone considers to be a scary freak. Connor sees the copy of Evan’s letter and takes it from him. Then Connor asks if he can sign Evan’s arm cast, which he does in very large letters. A few days later, Evan is given the letter, because it was found on Connor after he committed suicide, and everyone thinks the letter is TO Evan from Connor, and everyone thinks that Evan was Connor’s best friend. They also see Connor’s name on Evan’s cast.

 



Evan lies about the letter and is welcomed by Connor’s grieving family. – He has a chance, through his lies, to belong. Now Evan has a purpose. But how far can all your lies take you before everything begins to come apart because of his lies? And how does it all affect his and Connor’s families?

 

 



 


 

About Val Emmich



Dubbed a "Renaissance Man" by the New York Post, Val Emmich is an American writer, singer-songwriter, and actor. He has had recurring roles on Vinyl and Ugly Betty as well as a memorable guest role as Liz Lemon's coffee-boy fling, Jamie, on 30 Rock. Emmich lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his wife and their two children. He is the author of The New York Times bestselling YA book Dear Evan Hanse: The Novel and the adult novel The Reminders.

 

Author Information from: https://smile.amazon.com/Val-Emmich/e/B06Y4BW7ZB?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2&qid=1589328216&sr=1-2



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Jo Ann Andrews, Adult Services Librarian
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