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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 by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a 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--even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphy's parents, with their beautiful home on the other side of town, 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 swirl of anger, regret, and confusion, he knows that what he's doing can't 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. And a website. He's confident. He's a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. Until everything is in danger of unraveling and 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.

Info 368 Pages, Hardcover, Young Adult Fiction

Publish Date Oct 9, 2018


Want a signed copy? Order through my local shop, Little City Books, and during checkout, in the Comments section, specify that you want the book signed by me and list the name of the person to whom I should make the book out.


"Captures the heartbreaking experience of searching for connection." ―New York Times Book Review

“Yep, the hit musical will make you cry just as much in book form.” ―Entertainment Weekly

"Prepare to be moved." ―People

"Not since Salinger's Holden Caulfield has a teenager's cynical yet wise voice rang so true." ―Star-Ledger

"Soul-stirring...hits all the right notes." Family Circle

“Even in book form, Evan Hansen's story sings. Required reading, especially for anyone who's ever needed to be found.” ―Becky Albertalli, #1 New York Times bestselling author of SIMON VS. THE HOME SAPIENS AGENDA and LEAH ON THE OFFBEAT

“Today is going to be an amazing day, and here's why: because you're holding this book. The exact opposite of meh, Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel is a powerful exploration of grief and depression and the many ways we're present (or not) for those around us without always knowing it.” ―David Arnold, New York Times bestselling author of KIDS OF APPETITE, MOSQUITOLAND, and THE STRANGE FASCINATIONS OF NOAH HYPNOTIK

Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel is a terrific reinvention of an already brilliant piece of art. It’s real and it’s definitely going to speak loudly to readers of all ages.”  ―Jodi Picoult, #1 NYT bestselling author of MY SISTER’S KEEPER and A SPARK OF LIGHT 

“Compelling and deeply emotional.” —Shelf Awareness

“Timely…a must-read for teens and those who care about them.” —Publishers Weekly

“You will be moved by the world of Evan Hansen.”—PopSugar

“An unpredictable and endearing take on some classic themes.” ― School Library Journal

“This is one of the finest coming-of-age books dedicated to the universal image of the lonely teenager.” — School Library Connection, starred review