Happyface by Stephen Emond

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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 after he moves to a new town. See the world through his hilariously self-deprecating eyes as he learns to shed his comic-book-loving, computer-game playing ways. Join him as he makes new friends, tries to hide from his past, and ultimately learns to face the world with a genuine smile. With a fresh and funny combination of text and fully integrated art, Happyface is an original storytelling experience.

About Stephen Emond

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Stephen Emond is the creator of Emo Boy, which ran for twelve issues and two collections with Slave Labor Graphics. He also won a national contest for his comic strip series Steverino, which ran for several years in his local Connecticut newspaper. You can find him at www.stephenemond.com. This is his first novel.
Published June 14, 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 336 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Moving easily between cartoons and painterly black-and-white illustration, this epistolary novel of a young teen's reinvention of self is subtle and effective.

Mar 01 2010 | Read Full Review of Happyface

Teen Reads

Even though Happyface is conflicted on where he stands with Gretchen, he’s just thrilled to have friends.

Oct 18 2011 | Read Full Review of Happyface

The Roanoke Times

The character confronts some pretty heavy topics, opening the door for readers to relate in many ways.

Mar 28 2010 | Read Full Review of Happyface

WAPL Teens

This is how he gets the nickname Happyface, and his happy demeanor gives little away to his life before the new school.

Apr 15 2010 | Read Full Review of Happyface

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