Apr 30, 2019

April Book Club 2019: Dear Evan Hansen

Hi friends and I can't believe we are already at the end of the month already! This month flew by with so many exciting things that we did such as Landon's Birthday Party, Easter, getting our porch ready for spring and more! May has a ton of fun thins also planned including a trip to San Francisco which I can't wait to share with you all!

Ok but let's talk about this month's book club, Dear Evan Hansen. So many of you were excited about reading this YA novel.  Many of you had seen the musical ( I'm still in hope to get tickets soon to see it ) but didn't realize about the novel! Here's a small synopsis of the book.

Synopsis : A letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime; to belong to his school, his community and even more, himself. He just has to stick to a lie that he never meant to tell. Connor parents have taken Evan him like he was their own, and they are desperate to know about out their son's friendship with Evan. As Evan gets pulled deeper into a swirl of anger, regret and confusion, he's not sure if he's helping the family or hurting them. A simple lie that leads to complicated truths in this coming of age story of grief, authenticity and struggle is the perfect quick read for parents and young adults like.

My Thoughts:  I adored this book you guys. It just takes you on a journey that revolves around this lie but continues to build up until it reaches a huge breaking point. Towards the end of the book is where I let loose of a lot of emotions I had while reading it. Of course there were tears reading a few chapters and happy to say as it all came together in the end. A truly great novel ( and if you're into musicals- the soundtrack is incredible too ) I def shared this with a few friends who were looking for some great coming of age books for their kids going into high school. It deals with a lot but I think have several great conversations starters for your kids to have as well.

Did you enjoy the novel?

Vote for the book you want for May 
in the comment below! 

Feel free to check out other book club reviews!
March
Party Girl
January


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38 comments:

  1. Cait, I love books like this, that keep you HOOKED! It honestly sounds like a YA novel, but it appeals to me, even in my 20's! I am trying to make an effort to read more too, and I am currently reading Girl Wash Your Face! I hope you liked Rachel Hollis's books too!

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  2. I need to read this book for sure! My daughter is obsessed with the musical and she hasn't even seen it yet. She just listens to the soundtrack.

    I hear Where The Crawdads Sing is awesome. It's on my To Read list. That other one just made me roll my eyes a lot.

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  3. I have seen ads for the play and I never knew the full story. I like to read a book than see the production to see how they compare.

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  4. That sounds like a great read. I am adding it to my summer beach reading list.

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  5. I love books that soark emotions. You make this sound so good!

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  6. I can't believe it's May already. San Francisco should be really good fun. It sounds like you enjoyed reading the book and that it's a bit of a tear jerker.

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  7. I've heard about this book before but wasn't aware of the plot details- it sounds super interesting! :)

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  8. I have been wanting to see the musical and haven't had the chance yet either. The storyline really sounds interesting and I'd love to try the book now too!

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  9. I haven't read too much YA and this one does sound interesting. I may have to give it a shot.

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  10. This sounds like a wonderful read. " Girl Stop Apologizing" is on my reading list. I can't wait to read it.

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  12. Sounds like a great read! I wonder if it's on Audible, right now it's my obsession because I get so busy but I always have time to listen on the go

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  13. You are going to love Where the Crawdads Sing. I couldn't put it down. I'm not a great big fan of the other book, but I know there are a lot of people who are.

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  15. I'm dying to read Dear Evan Hansen because I've only heard amazing things about it! You're totally making me add this to my May reading list!

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  17. My bookworm hubby is always on the lookout for new books to read. I'm going to tell him about this.

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  18. I am so curious and interested now with these books. I might finish it in a day. ha!

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  19. I would love to add a monthly book to my list of things to do. you are inspiring me! My vote is for Where The Crawdads Sing. The other one is NOT for me AT ALL.

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