Topped with a Levain cookie
a cup of Dream and Bean coffee
to a tune sung by Ben and Lin
(and my own Evan, Noah)
I can't help it. The universe did it to me.
I could almost admit that if this was the last book I ever read, I'd be happy.
I could even accept if this was the last book ever read to me.
Should I hit the rewind button? Can I get a do-over?
I am a hapless, hopeless romantic who lives for stories like this.
Ones that take place in my beloved home of New York City
Where I have eaten the cookies mentioned
Seen the shows and know the tunes
And my daughter already has one of the colleges on her short list
(It's not Yale)
I just want to ship Arthur and Ben and be done with it.
I. am. in. love.
I really want to know how Becky and Adam (Badam? Adamb?) could write so seamlessly together states apart? Such an incredible skill and I am longing for more. Please sir, can I have some more? MORE? You're not going to throw away our shot for more wonderfulness, are you?
Cute Arthur with or without his glasses is in New York for the summer from Georgia. Ben is in the post office about to mail a breakup package to his ex-boyfriend when Arthur sees him and they strike up a conversation. Thank you, hot dog tie. No numbers are exchanged before the universe separates them. But, the universe does get them together and it's unputdownable from there. From there? Really? From paragraph 1 on page 1, really.
This may be a spoiler but I just have to say it.
The epilogue? I wish it were more Harry Potter ish.
My friend, Alicia, offered me the arc in the summer. I declined. The universe wanted me to wait for the audio. I'm glad I listened. So worth the wait.
I have been in the same room as Becky, Adam and Noah. They just didn't know I was a fan. I didn't even know I was a fan. Now I am and I want to have coffee with all of them. Together. Oh and bring Froy Gutierrez, too. Just check the missed connections for the date and time.
|At TLA in April 2017--What a STAR studded panel!|
We saw Dear Evan Hansen in January 2018 with Noah Galvin as our Evan