Steven Levenson

Dear Evan Hansen
  • Dear Evan Hansen

  • *Read the book before you see the film, out September 2021!*

    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 draws high school senior Evan Hansen into the Murphy 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 troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend.

    Suddenly, Evan isn't invisible anymore. And Connor's wealthy parents have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his 'closest friend'.

    As Evan gets pulled deeper into their family, he knows that what he's doing may not be right, but if he's helping people, how wrong can it be?

    No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose.

    He's confident. He's a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. But when everything is in danger of unravelling, he comes face to face with his greatest obstacle: himself.

    A simple lie leads to complicated truths in this big-hearted coming-of-age story of grief, authenticity and the struggle to belong in an age of instant connectivity and profound isolation.
    __________

    Praise for Dear Evan Hansen:

    'Even in book form, Evan Hansen's story sings. Required reading, especially for anyone who's ever needed to be found' - Becky Albertalli, author of Love Simon

    'Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel is a terrific reinvention of an already brilliant piece of art.' -Jodi Picoult, author of My Sister's Keeper

    'Today's going to be an amazing day, and here's why: because you're holding this book.' - David Arnold, author of Mosquitoland

    'The writers of Dear Evan Hansen have given fans a rare gift' - Teen Vogue

    'Yep, the hit musical will make you cry just as much in book form' - Entertainment Weekly

Val Emmich (Author) Val Emmich is a writer, singer-songwriter, and actor who was dubbed a 'Renaissance man' by the New York Post. His debut novel, The Reminders, received rave reviews. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Authors) Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are the Tony, Oscar®, and Golden Globe-winning songwriting team behind the Broadway musicals Dear Evan Hansen and A Christmas Story: The Musical. Film projects include La La Land and Trolls. Steven Levenson (Author) Steven Levenson is the Tony Award-winning book writer of Dear Evan Hansen. His plays include If I Forget, The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin, Core Values, The Language of Trees, and Seven Minutes in Heaven.

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