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From the show's creators comes the groundbreaking novel inspired by the hit Broadway show Dear Evan Hansen.
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.
Collected Works invites teens ages 14-18 to join us for a Young Adult book club on the last Sunday of each month from 4-5:30pm. Book club participants receive a 15% discount if they purchase the book from Collected Works.
While we appreciate that many adults also enjoy reading YA (and encourage you to continue to do so), we request that only teens age 14-18 participate in this book club. Please spread the word to young adults in your life.
AND... get a YA Club Card -- available for all ages. YA Club Cards will be available at the front register. Buy 9 YA books and your 10th book will be free, for any book in the store up to $30.