Happyface. by Stephen Emond. Summer before sophomore year was going well for Happyface. Happyface by Stephen Emond. Publication. I think Stephen Emond did a great job with this. The topper for me is, I have NO idea what the main character’s name is! They call him Happyface and his IM. Moving easily between cartoons and painterly black-and-white illustration, this epistolary novel of a young teen’s reinvention of self is subtle.

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Chloe and the boy started become very good friends until she started dating the boy’s brother.

I Highly recommend it just because of how amazing it is. 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.

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. It’s rare to find a solid high-school story told from a male point of view that doesn’t pander to it’s audience. Thank you mister myles!

It stpehen what a lot of other YA novels attempt to do– a good work of fiction that incorporates art. This book was a very depressing story about the darkness of high school and all its tragic problems. Nov 09, Autumn Sivits-Camara rated it really liked it.

Did Happyface ever reveal his name? He hides his past about his father whos a writer and drinks, his brother, and his home life with his mom.

HAPPYFACE by Stephen Emond | Kirkus Reviews

That is one of the reasons why I didn’t get into it at times. People actually bought it. Happyface is about a teenager who has a lot of troubles in life. Events happen in this book that made it hard for me to set the book fsce because I was so curious to see what would happen next.


Until then, there seemed to be no real point to the story. Read this is the fifth grade lol. His flaws only made him more realistic. Gretchen storms off while Happyface and the others go to a party.

Happyface by Stephen Emond

His parents got divorced and he went to live with his mother. To put it simply, Happyface is not a novel that you will forget in a hurry. This isn’t exactly a comic book, but it’s also not a plain novel. This adds to the book in a way that it would just not be complete without it. You are facs using your Twitter account. He enjoys his new status, but eventually Happyface pushes Gretchen too hard for a commitment she can’t make, and his old life bleeds into his new incarnation.

I recommend this book to teenagers and people who like to read facs coming of age.

There was a problem adding your email address. The band is ready to beat him down when he comes up with a hit emo song about the experience.

Smiley Face–and that’s how he draws himself in his new incarnation. Overall, this book was just okay. It may not be like how Happyface hides 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.

I really do wish the book would have been longer.

This book fxce has a lot I could never put this book down! It was just me and my thoughts. His mom is an alcoholic and snaps at him the first few times his late getting home. Happyface the novel and the character teaches us that it’s okay to and I quote ” Hardcoverpages.


He has been betrayed by his own brother and best friend.

However, there are many fantastic books written in the voice of an unpleasant character, right? He plays games on his computer, draws in his sketchbooks, doesn’t do well in school and only has one friend named Matt.

The Brain Lair: Happyface by Stephen Emond

He is struggling to find out who he really is. Things are confusing and weird in the beginning but they would make sense if they were written in a journal and you knew a bit about the character. His friends start uncovering his secrets and hes struggling harder and harder to stay known as “Happyface”. Happyface is covering his sadness with a smile, a joke, a laugh–a rictus ultimately that can’t save him from confronting his past. Open Preview See a Problem? I hadn’t expected it to be in journal form and found the main character to be painfully self pitying.

Jan 23, Natalie rated it really liked it Shelves: I feel it is more appropriate and applicable to a select few. The tragedy of Happyface is his real name Steve, Stephen? Dern sexist, perverted yellow book. March 1, 15 19 Mar 11, Where did it get me? How can a book entitled “Happyface” have a sad face inside? The boy has much more fun characteristi This is not like a normal book we are reading.