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Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich
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really liked it
bookshelves: arc, high-school-lit, smells-like-teen-issues, where-are-my-tissues

Happiest of Pub Day's to DEH!

I'll fully admit that my rating for this book will be slightly skewed due to my love of the show and soundtrack, which I admit are better than this book. However, I still enjoyed getting a deeper insight and perspective into the characters that could only be provided via this medium.

And while there are parts of this book this book that I'm certain readers are going to have issues with I still think the overall message is inspiring, hopeful, and so necessary in today's chaotic world.

I need to really study my notes and try to separate book from show to produce a full review, but I do believe this novel serves as a solid standalone. If you haven't seen the show, or listened to the OBC album, you'll still understand Evan's plight.

Stay tuned for my full review closer to pub date.
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Reading Progress

June 18, 2018 – Shelved
June 18, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
September 11, 2018 – Started Reading
September 11, 2018 –
15.0% "Is anyone else singing the songs in their head when they encounter lines that were included in the show? Just me? *Happily continues singing along*

Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to read this early Lilly!!"
September 17, 2018 –
50.0% "Well that's an interesting plot twist that I'm pretty sure wasn't in the musical."
September 28, 2018 –
September 29, 2018 – Finished Reading
September 30, 2018 – Shelved as: arc
September 30, 2018 – Shelved as: high-school-lit
September 30, 2018 – Shelved as: smells-like-teen-issues
September 30, 2018 – Shelved as: where-are-my-tissues

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Joshua I totally agree that the message presented in this book is relevant and needed in today’s world.

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