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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What do you think? The font used throughout the journal for all of the text happyfwce something that takes a little getting used to. The way this book is set up is phenomenal.


The book really makes you bond with the main character and makes you feel for him as he goes through his tough times. I liked the beginning and how it was very detailed about how his life was going and what was troubling him. Drugs – Underage drinking. I normally find it difficult to review my absolute favourite books so I’ve been putting off this review for a while.

It adds a completely new dimension to the experience of reading and made the whole emknd shine even brighter for me. I can’t draw to save my life, so I am immediately in awe of ste;hen who can draw something that is more than a stick figure.

For the former outsider, Happyface is trying his best to adjust to his new postion. So, I can relate with Happy Face.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. It has such a great story line to it. However, at the end, you will have realised how far he has come, and Ahppyface guess, like me, you will feel happy for him too. I Highly recommend it just because of how amazing it is.


See the world through his hilariously self-deprecating eyes as he learns to shed his comic-book-loving, computer-game playing ways. Feb 19, Dylan rated it it was amazing.

Happyface by Stephen Emond

I liked the narrator’s voice and thought that Emond portrayed high school very well. I’ve read a lot of other novels that try to incorporate drawings and it doesn’t always work. That I will grow and I will change. To view it, click here. I am a girl and I appreciate it if I read a girl’s story about life or love or whatever Chloe was probably one of the few people I liked somewhat, she had pain, and I could feel it. 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

What I can say is: I don’t like it at all Nov 27, David rated it liked it. This girl was very good looking, but never acted like she was.

Happyface is a book that keeps you on your toes from beginning to end. I was not expecting Happyface to be like this. Became Happyface, a kid of happyfacw friends and social life. In the meantime, I had so much fun with it that I kept making the books. As the book continues from him moving house, him and Gretchen get closer and closer. There were definitely times where I wanted to slap him. Nevertheless, the vy also uses figurative language in his book and sounds more like book is acting we are watching a TV show.


Happyface starts on a happy tone, hwppyface the main character whose real name is not revealed, only his nickname, Happyface talking about his crush, Chloe Hills and his family. I also like how the main charter struggles in getting along with his mom, happyfave, brother, friends, school and the girl he likes.

He quickly realizes though that hidden behind his Happyface persona lies his problems that can’t be cast away as he wears his “mask. 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. Happyface asks Gretchen to follow him, haappyface she talks to him again. After the book was finished everything that was confusing cleared up and I completely understood what had happened.

There were times I rolled my eyes at him. Even though I liked this book, it was still hard to read at first a different kind of book. I loved the artwork in this book. Mar 18, Rachel rated it it was amazing. Did he just left that happy persona and started being his old and real self again?