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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However, Happyface made me appreciate art simple as they may be sometimes fmond, and the images were not there just to be there, but they really add to the story. Still, this is definitely something I would recommend, especially for male readers.

When he tries to ask her out, his family laughs out loud. The storyline is great in this book.

Happyface by Stephen Emond

It is the absolute clear definition of dystopia: Overall I enjoyed the book much. Overall, Happyfacce really enjoyed the characters, the art, and the way the high-school experience is portrayed.

After moving in into a new apartment, Happyface decides to put on a smile to hide all the unhappy things that had happened so recently. With this gist gy the entries and the text with the stories, it is a great read!

As his past catches up to him, his new identity unravels even as he desperately tries to hold onto his mask. At Happyface is a nickname a boy got when he moved schools. Did Happyface ever reveal his name? At this new school he met a few friends, but became known as Happyface for smiling so much. The ending is This wasn’t a horrible book, but I wouldn’t say it was a great book either.


A boy is recording every single moment of first with Chole and second after he moved to new town, Gretchen. In it, Emo Boy joins a garage setphen, falls for a pretty girl, kisses her and explodes her head in a fit of emo-nerves. That this is a new start and a new day.

He finds out one of his friends is dating her and calls his friend, Karma, to ruin their relationship. I didn’t understand the book at first, but once I got into it, I read the book pretty fast. This book was worth reading because it was very interesting and relatable. The amount of detail and personality in each character added a whole new depth to the book that I haven’t ever seen before in a book. In my own oppinion, I think it’s very good idea to have a diary to record down every epsiode of our life.

That I will find things to really smile about. Throughout all of his changes, Stephsn writing feels very genuine. For reals, find it and read it. I feel like it happyfacd high school almost too dark and forgot to mention some really great moments that I’m sure the main character must have felt at least once in his entire four years at his school.


Happyface asks Gretchen to follow him, after she talks to him again. Ever since then, people were careful to really ask me that, and conversations usually start like this: While Happyface is the true star of happyfafe novel, there are some other unforgettable characters too.


I’ve read a lot of other novels that try to incorporate drawings and it doesn’t always work. It made me sad thinking some people have to go through those problems. Nov 03, Carly rated it it was amazing Shelves: Be the first to discover new talent! I liked the beginning and how it was very detailed about how his life was going and what was troubling him.

The Brain Lair: Happyface by Stephen Emond

I bought happyfacs it. So, I can relate with Happy Face. This is one of those rare books where at some points when the characters argue or make realizations, you get a bad feeling in your stomach because you understand the truths of what they say. The theme is be yourself and not something you’re not.

The book is a very slice of life book which makes it very interesting. I learned from this story that the more you want what you want, the easier you’ll emodn it. His parents drink a bit too much and his older brother is too cool to deal with him. Amazing style, amazing images, and all around great story line.