Everything You Need to Know About the DEAR EVAN HANSEN: THE NOVEL Editions

Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel is out in the world, and I think I can speak for everyone at NOVL when I say that we’re so excited for you to read it. Here’s a little sneak peek…

“Why do I have tears in my eyes?” is the exact question I ask each time I think about the novel. The hit broadway musical has become a favorite amongst theatre-goers and non-theatre-goers alike, and the novelization of it will be, too. Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul have created a work of art for forever. But before I write my own novel about my feelings for this book, let me present to you the two exclusive editions…


Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition

Especially for fans, this B&N exclusive edition includes Connor’s list of ten favorite books as well as never-before-seen lists from all four of the authors.

Target Exclusive Edition

This Target exclusive edition features a never-before-seen monologue from Evan and a deleted song from the original Dear Evan Hansen show.


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Bonus: only the first printings of each edition will have the special endpapers that you see in the picture above, so order yours today!


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.

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