Dear Evan Hanson the novel is a little different from the musical, but the message is the same: You will be heard. You will be found. The novel is just as good as the musical, but I still feel that the musical is a little better than the book. I wish certain information that was in the book could have been in the musical, but I am content either way with how both the novel and the musical turned out.
Evan Hanson feels invisible. He feels like his voice isn’t heard amid all the noises of his peers. When he goes to school, and gets his cast signed by Conner Murphy, Conner is the only guy who signs his cast. Conner also feels invisible. What little we see of Conner’s interaction with his family, he’s clearly frustrated about something.