11 August 2018

Dear Evan Hansen; Val Emmich

Dear Evan HansenDear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was told that this book had All. The. Feels. and it does.

Confession: I knew there was a Broadway show called "Dear Evan Hansen" and vaguely understood what it was about, but had no real connection to it. That meant I came to this book with no idea that some of the lyrics had been turned into prose, or what was going to happen. Still, I don't want to spoil things for readers who (like me) have no prior knowledge.

At times I was reminded of a recent read, That's Not What Happened, and how difficult it can be to correct the record at times of high emotion. Evan's senior year and how events around Conor's suicide are well depicted, and the focus on mental health is really timely.

ARC provided by publisher.

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