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Happyface by Stephen Emond. Publication Date: March 1, ; Genres: Fiction; Hardcover: pages; Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Moving easily between cartoons and painterly black-and-white illustration, this epistolary novel of a young teen’s reinvention of self is subtle. Just put on a happy face! Enter Happyface’s journal and get a peek into the life of a shy, artistic boy who decides to reinvent himself as a happy-go-lucky guy.

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My favorite part of the book would be the day Happyface first moved to his new school and saw Gretchen on the bus and fell in love with her because that was a quite cheesy part. Originally I thought the book would be a Diary of a Wimpy Kid clone, except for an older audience, but that was not the happyfade.

This book is to replicate a journal written by a boy in high school, which is why the font looks like it was written and there are pictures on every page. And maybe it is, though, granted, with some more serious issues interspersed in those of typical high school nerd-dom.

I was happyfce with the option to do it as a digital comic, or to do a series of graphic novels. His mom and him moved.

Happyface by Stephen Emond

There are no vampires or faeries or dystopian threats They all seemed well developed and there’s a wide range of personalities. View all 3 comments. The comic strip is a great way to learn writing, because every strip has a beginning, middle and end to it. He tried to protect himself by locking way his real self inaccessible to people and creating this happy person that he will present to them.

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A book that turns sadness into happiness. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I decided to wipe off that ‘full of doubt’ look.

Happyface by Stephen Emond

But as the story went on, we find out what happened to Happyface and his family, why he moved in the first place and how he really, really felt with some help from alcohol. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I recommend this book to teenagers and people who like to read about coming setphen age. Another reason why I picked up the book was because the I liked the writing form; it was written like a diary, with a lot of drawings.

Apr 14, Sydney rated it really liked it. I learned from this story that the more you want what you want, the easier you’ll get it. His dad is a smart author and his mom is a party girl dr Personal Response: It took me through a roller coaster of emotions.


What is Happyface’s real name? Plus I always felt like if I open up and tell them exactly how I am, it’s like I’m laying the burden on them.

The story is of a teen who switches school and sort of reinvents himself. Nov 17, Tyler S. This girl was very good looking, but never acted like she was.


At this new school he met a few friends, but became known as Happyface for smiling so much.

You see, I was this thing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I still loved it, though.

It may not be like how Happyface e,ond behind his smiles — we may hide behind what we wear, what we eat, what we do, who we date, how we act, but we all hide something, that we are afraid of others to see. His mom is an alcoholic and snaps at him the first few times his late getting home.

It has taught me much, and the main character is relatable in so many ways, and I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way. I Highly recommend it just because of how amazing it is.

Review happyface-Stephan Edmund This book is absolutely fantastic! As the book continues from him moving house, him and Gretchen get closer and closer. This book was a very depressing story about the darkness of high school and all its tragic problems. It is a little funny and a little sad, and I could see why there would be a crowd that could easily identify with both the main character, Happyface, and with what he is writing in his journal.