I listened to the audiobook version and I really liked the addition of a song playing from the musical whene. It's based on a real story and is very realistic in it's writing when all we are consumed by is the social media culture. I wasn’t familiar with the show or the soundtrack when this was sent by the publisher as a “read it now”. My daughter, in the 7th grade, recommended this book to me. His therapist, Dr. Sherman, recommends that he writes letters to himself detailing what will be good about each day. Great book , complicated main character. Dear Evan Hansen Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to "I think social media has amplified this sense that we are connected, but ultimately we are doing it in front of a screen and we are in these isolated pods ... but our generation and the time we are living in now, people are lonelier than they have ever been," Pasek said. Evan Hansen is a teenager with social anxiety. It seems safe to say that if I wouldn’t have gotten that email, I probably wouldn’t have read it, even if I was intrigued by the synopsis. This Study Guide consists of approximately 44 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - The show’s inspiring anthem resonates, as it tells all that even if at times you feel invisible, you will be found. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions), the Tony-award winning musical opened on Broadway in 2016. Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich. Sign up for the Teen Vogue weekly email. IT'S EVERYTHING I EVER WANTED. Reviewed in the United States on October 17, 2018. It also stands on its own as a good story. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 10, 2019, Dear Evan Hansen is an Amazing Book with a relevant and emotional story. I want to listen to the soundtrack once again and to see the musical! For the love of God, why was this in goodreads lgbt section? I feel that any adolescent would enjoy and benefit from this book (and any parent for that matter.) NO SPOILERS in this review, just a rundown of what I loved and didn't love. Evan meets up with Zoe in the revamped orchard, a year after they broke up, and tells her about Miguel. Dear Evan Hansen wurde 2017 mit 6 Tonys ausgezeichnet. Justin Paul, the Oscar winning lyricist of La La Land is one of the authors and since it was originally written as a play, it won 6 Tony awards this year! “What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!”- Walter Scott. When his therapist asks him to write letters to himself, he fabricates reasons why he is happy and hopeful so that his therapist and mother will think he is mentally sound and cheerful about life, even when he is depressed and anxious. His plays include If I Forget, The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin, Core Values, The Language of Trees, and Seven Minutes in Heaven. In order to prove his story, Evan and his friend Jared make fake emails to show the Murphys. This was an okay read. As fans of the hit Broadway show will tell you, the production’s impact goes beyond the two and a half hours audience members spend inside the characters’ world — for some, the musical has been truly life-changing. I don't know what I can say about this - I am in absolute love with the novel. Dear Evan Hansen. you’re alive! There’s something that is essentially human about its characters and story. This novel is a must read for anyone dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, etc. He thinks Evan is messing with him, so he storms out with the letter. Jared begins to get jealous that Evan is receiving all the positive attention. “It's a very gratifying to us to know that the show is sparking and starting those conversations and giving people a way to talk about a lot of these issues,” Paul said, highlighting the show’s themes of mental health and yearning for community. Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel is a terrific reinvention of an already brilliant piece of art. "I think we're gonna probably have a lot of conversations about feeling alone and how to reach out to people," she said.