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Dear Evan Hansen : the novel / Val Emmich with Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul.

Emmich, Val, (author.). Levenson, Steven, 1984- (author.). Pasek, Benj, (author.). Paul, Justin, 1985- (author.). Levenson, Steven, 1984- Novelization of (work): Dear Evan Hansen. (Added Author).

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Babcock Library - Ashford YA Emm (Text to phone) 33110143449005 Adult Fiction Available -
Beacon Falls Public Library YA FIC EMM (Text to phone) 33120143476098 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Bethel Public Library TEEN EMMICH (Text to phone) 34030142391496 Teen Fiction Available -
Bolton High School FIC EMM (Text to phone) 34062141572248 Fiction Checked out 11/09/2020
Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry YA EMM (Text to phone) 33260000273657 Teen Fiction Available -
Brookfield Library TEEN F/EMMICH (Text to phone) 34029144264636 Teen Fiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown YA FIC EMM (Text to phone) 34014142345074 Young Adult Fiction Checked out 10/31/2020
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown YA FIC EMM (Text to phone) 34014142347625 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Chester Public Library YA EMM (Text to phone) 33210000500914 Young Adult Fiction Available -
David M. Hunt Library - Falls Village F Emm (Text to phone) 33180141798703 Adult Fiction - First Floor Available -
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"Poppy."
Summary, etc.:
Evan goes from being a nobody to everyone's hero and a social media superstar after a chance encounter with Connor just before his suicide leads others to believe Evan was his only friend.
Evan is shy, lonely, and bullied for it. He has a chance encounter with Connor Murphy--just before Connor commits suicide. Evan's life suddenly gets turned around, and suddenly he isn't invisible anymore to the girl of his dreams--Connor's sister, Zoe, who believes Evan was Connor's only friend. As Evan goes from being a nobody to everyone's hero and a social media superstar, Evan is filled with confidence... until things start unraveling. -- Adapted from jacket.
Subject: Popularity > Fiction.
High schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Social media > Fiction.
Suicide > Fiction.
Popularity > Juvenile fiction.
High schools > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Social media > Juvenile fiction.
Suicide > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.

Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 9780316420235
Dear Evan Hansen: the Novel : The Novel
Dear Evan Hansen: the Novel : The Novel
by Emmich, Val; Levenson, Steven; Pasek, Benj; Paul, Justin
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Dear Evan Hansen: the Novel : The Novel

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Plenty of books have been adapted into theater, but this novel inverts the formula, drawing on a Tony Award-winning musical for its empathetic story. Evan Hansen is a lonely, anxiety-ridden teenager whose therapist suggests he write an affirmative note to himself every day. When one of Evan's letters falls into the hands of a classmate who later commits suicide, the boy's parents mistakenly believe that Evan was his best friend. Evan struggles with correcting the misperception, which succors the dead boy's parents and brings Evan popularity when a speech he gives, about how every life matters, goes viral. Alongside the show's creators, actor and writer Emmich (The Reminders) is well suited to the task of taking Evan's tortured conscience from stage to page, offering a particularly authentic first-person narration about family dynamics, the importance of kindness, and the horrors of not fitting in at high school. The timely plotline, about how one innocent lie can spin out of control with the help of the internet, makes this a must-read for teens and those who care about them. Ages 14-up. Agent: Jeff Kleinman, Folio Literary Management. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Syndetic Solutions - BookList Review for ISBN Number 9780316420235
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Dear Evan Hansen: the Novel : The Novel
by Emmich, Val; Levenson, Steven; Pasek, Benj; Paul, Justin
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Evan Hansen, a teen crippled by anxiety, starts each day by writing a letter of encouragement to himself. When loner Connor Murphy finds one of the letters at school and dies by suicide days later, his parents deliver the Dear Evan Hansen to Evan, who lies about being Connor's best friend. As the Murphys embrace Evan, his lie goes viral, giving comfort to the grieving family and making him a social media darling. But as the lies build, Evan's guilt forces him to admit the truth. In this stage-to-page adaptation, characters' back stories offer depth only hinted at by the Tony Award-winning musical. Connor's posthumous narration offers insights into his mental state, while Evan's voice and interior monologues reveal the intensity of his own. The ending eases some of the rockiness of Evan's life, and while there are no overt consequences for his deception, he is seemingly left to ponder his actions. Readers who long for acceptance will welcome this opportunity to experience Evan's story.--Jeanne Fredriksen Copyright 2018 Booklist

Syndetic Solutions - School Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 9780316420235
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Gr 7 UP-Evan Hansen is a "shoulder shrug" of a high school senior, taking medication (somewhat as prescribed) for anxiety, and following his therapist's instructions to deliver pep talks in the form of letters to himself. Those familiar with the Tony Award-winning musical know what comes next: a letter left on a printer falls into the wrong hands. When Evan's barely-even-acquaintance Connor takes his own life, the letter is found, and people assume the two were secretly close friends. Further complications include Evan's crush on Connor's sister, Connor's welcoming and heartbroken parents, and faked emails that take on a life of their own. Evan knows he should put the brakes on the deception, but somehow the time is never right, and he barrels on ahead. Connor adds information in some chapters, speaking in the first person after his death. Narrators Ben Levi Ross and Mike Faist, as Evan and Connor, are convincingly teenage, though they sound quite similar. Mallory Bechtel sings occasionally as Zoe. VERDICT Evan's angst-ridden, often wry narrative is spot on for older teens, and explores the ideas of finding your community and contributing to it. Consider for high school libraries, especially where there is interest in the musical. Connor's ability to communicate and observe after death is counter to the reality of suicide, and may warrant a heads-up to school counselors.-Maggie Knapp, Trinity Valley Sch., Fort Worth, TX © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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