Plot summary of dear evan hansen

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plot summary of dear evan hansen

Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich

From the shows creators comes the groundbreaking novel inspired by the Broadway smash hit Dear Evan Hansen.

Dear Evan Hansen,

Todays going to be an amazing day and heres why...


When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a familys 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 isnt invisible anymore--even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphys 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 hes doing cant be right, but if hes helping people, how wrong can it be?

No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose. And a website. Hes confident. Hes 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.
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Dear Evan Hansen plot summary, character breakdowns, context and analysis, and performance video clips.
Val Emmich

Dear Evan Hansen the Musical - PLOT SYNOPSIS

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Act 1 Evan Hansen is a teenager who struggles with severe social anxiety which makes it hard for him to make friends. His therapist recommends that he write letters to himself detailing what will be good about each day. Before the first day of his senior year in high school, his mother, Heidi, suggests that he makes new friends by asking people to sign the cast on his arm, which he broke by falling out of a tree over the summer. Across town, the wealthy Murphy family — Cynthia, Larry, and their children Zoe and Connor — sit down to breakfast. Zoe and Larry berate Connor for getting high before school, while Cynthia struggles with the fact that her family is falling apart. The two mothers wonder simultaneously how to connect with their sons " Anybody Have a Map?

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The musical has its origins in an incident that took place during Pasek's high school years at Friends' Central School. The musical. Evan Hansen is a teenager with social anxiety. His therapist recommends that he write letters to himself detailing what will be good about each day. His mother, Heidi, suggests that he make new friends in senior year at high school by asking people to sign the cast on his arm. Meanwhile, in the wealthy Murphy family — Cynthia, Larry, and their children Zoe and Connor — Zoe and Larry berate Connor for getting high before school, while Cynthia struggles with the fact that her family is falling apart.

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  1. Minette L. says:

    Evan Hansen – A high school senior. which becomes the catalyst for the plot of the story (hence the name, Dear Evan Hansen).

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