Saturday, August 15, 2020

[Book Review] Dear Evan Hansen - Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

Title : Dear Evan Hansen
Writer : Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
Publisher : Poppy
Format : eReader, 368 pages
Publishing date : 9th, Oct 2018
Language : English
Genre : YA, Contemporary, 
Source : kobo store
Read on August, 10th 2020
My rating :  3.5 of 5

From the show's creators comes the groundbreaking novel inspired by the Broadway smash hit 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.

“I wish that everything was different. I wish that I was a part of something. I wish that anything I said mattered, to anyone. I mean, let's face it: would anybody even notice if I disappeared tomorrow?”

Evan Hansen hanya seorang murid SMA biasa, tanpa teman, tanpa gebetan, tanpa afiliasi dengan klub manapun, jika tidak terlalu jauh, dia pun tidak terlalu memahami dirinya sendiri, dan malangnya dia punya kewajiban untuk bertemu terapis untuk mengatasi masalahnya ini.