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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He plays games on his computer, draws in his sketchbooks, doesn’t do well in school and only has one friend named Stephen Emond’s intriguing fiction novel HappyFace may be relatable for some and has been one of my favorite books so far.

She also was extremely popular, but she never dated. I feel like it made high school almost too dark and strphen 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. This book also has a lot of emotions put in it. He makes new friends at a new school.

I really enjoy this book but it’s not my top-favorite go-read-now book. There was a little bit too much romance and I kind of bored me at times.

The artwork is cool too.

Jul 09, Kristy nappy it liked it. Facebook Twitter Email Google Print. He finds out one of his friends is dating her and calls his friend, Karma, to ruin their relationship. I cannot believe that I will also be writing that line! As a reader you know he’s got some secrets, and that he’s covering a lot of pain, but you don’t find out what until later and I don’t want to ruin it for you.


Aug 30, Aaron Vincent rated it liked it Shelves: One of the teeth of that smiley face has to be knocked out, maybe symbolically tearing away the smile mask he had been wearing. While there are a number of notable differences between the two books I think you’re very likely to enjoy one if you liked the other. Gretchen storms off race Happyface and the others go to a party. His mom and dad are having marital issues and his brother, Everett, knows it.

Notify me of new comments via email. Isyss He never revealed it, I even checked the dialogues between him and his brother. The new rage in story telling it seems is this journal mixed with art as is seen in books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Artsy Fartsy. While Happyface is the true star of the novel, there are some other unforgettable characters too.

Happyface by Stephen Emond

That I will grow and that I will change. I love this book so much, I originally picked it out because it had drawings and made the book look more fun. Boys will enjoy reading this book because it is told from a boy’s perspective but girls will enjoy this too. Feb 19, Dylan rated it it was amazing.


However, Happyface made me appreciate art simple as they may be sometimesand the images were not there just to be there, but they really add to the story. My only real problem with this novel was the narrator, Happyface.

It is still a recommendation none the less because I did like this book because it was so relatable. At Happyface is a nickname a boy got when he moved schools. Fzce is the journal of a boy who has been christened Happyface by the girl he likes because of his sense of humor and his happy demeanor. No trivia or quizzes yet. Things are confusing and weird in the facd but they would make sense if they were written in a journal and you knew a bit about the Happyface by Stephen Emond is a light and fast paced read.


The conflict in the book was something else! Became Happyface, a kid of many friends and social life.

Happyface, throughout the story, is going through a rough time in his life and learning new life lessons. There is such a deep story going on, but it feels like it’s hiding in the background. During his suspension he visits his father. Thank you mister myles! Happyface didn’t express his pain, he lied repeatedly, and changed into a different person.

He’s the guy who’d draw stuff for you, join you in shopping and hand you a Christmas gift that he made himself, looking all awkward and blushing. He has been betrayed by his own brother and best friend. He is known as Happyface to his friends, which he now has for the first time in his life.

Amazing style, amazing images, and all around great story line. I might also add that in an environment where finding books for boys can be difficult I find that this is a welcome addition.

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This book was an assigned reading for my Young Adult Lit class. I know it’s just a story but, honestly, I really felt for the kid. 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.