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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Oh, Happyface, how to mend a broken heart. Halpy Happy Face’s brother Ev spends his time hanging out with his friends and getting into lots of trouble with lots of girls. They stop at the stairwell.
I mistakenly assumed that Happyface would be a solely comedic novel– after all, it’s about a teenager that draws himself as ejond walking smiley face. She also was extremely popular, but she never dated. From the outset it’s clear that Happyface is not just a book.
You could always put a clean slate in front of you. Chloe and his brother Everett got drunk and Everett died in a car crash. And that they were in the car together when Everett crashed and died.
The book was pretty strong for me, a solid three stars, but I had some problems with the climax and resolution. It has such a great story line to it. He goes to a new school, meets a new girl called Gretchen, and falls in love with her. Events happen in this book that made it hard for me to set the book down because I was so curious to emod what would happen next.
Perhaps someone can enlighten me? What is your opinion of the book? Similiar to Diary of a Wimpy kid, high school version though. The story takes the form of Happyface’s diary but he does withhold things from us. I would say this is also a little bit adventure because since happyface is trying to make a girl fall in love with him.
This is the diary of Happyface, a not-so-happy-as-everyone-thinks-he-is teenager. For a period of time, his life is good, until when everything starts falling apart, because after all, being Happyface is not being his true self.
The plot worried me throughout a majority of the book. I decided to take some time off. This adds to the book in a way that it would just not be complete without it.
He comes emohd find out that living a lie is not a fun thing to do. His parents got divorced and he went to hppy with his mother. No trivia or quizzes yet. The pages are covered in doodles, scribbles, cartoons, portraits – every page of text is accompanied by art that perfectly complements the words.
She didn’t wear tons of makeup or hang out with all the popular girls.
He is struggling to find out who he really is. Happyface 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.
He has to save his grades, placate his mother, and try to salvage what he can of the Happyface existence he cultivated. I also like how the main charter struggles in getting along with his mom, dad, brother, friends, school and the girl he likes. I really think that you honestly stated you opinion on this this book. 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.
Thank you mister myles! Once I discovered the twist, a lot of things about Happyface became clear to me and the novel made a lot more sense.
HAPPYFACE by Stephen Emond | Kirkus Reviews
Though the catalyst for emodn metamorphosis is so understated that it’s possible some may miss it altogether and be a bit puzzled later in the story, this is a minor detail in an otherwise engaging and absolutely heartfelt tale. They met because they were neighbors and they were just friends ever since. In it, Emo Boy joins a garage band, falls for a pretty girl, kisses her and explodes her head in a fit of emo-nerves.
This boy’s parents are complete opposites. It adds a completely new dimension to the experience of reading and made the whole novel shine stwphen brighter for me.
Overall I enjoyed the book much.
Nov 12, Breanne Seelinger added it Shelves: Would you recommend it? In the end though, it all makes sense. Overall I thought the book was very interesting and a bit similar to the diary of a wimpy kid books because it followed the aspect as if the main character was writing a stephe of the vents that happened in this book.
Happyface is the guy who is secretly in love with you, happy you may never ever know because he’s too shy to tell you about it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes realistic fiction.
He is the creator of Emo Boy, which ran for 12 issues and two collections, and the comic strip, Ste Hello, my name is Stephen Emond, or just Steve if you prefer. One of the main characters, also known as Happyface, was my favorite character.
Happyface by Stephen Emond – A Better World through Books
We don’t know that happened on that day and it’s not until we’re quite far through the novel that we find out – when the incident is revealed I actually had to skip back to the beginning and make sure I hadn’t missed something earlier on.
Being spit on at Pep Rallys, my friend The journal format is nothing new when it comes to a coming-of-age Young Adult novel but Happyface takes this format to an entirely new level, as our main character Happyface expresses his life in both art and text. I think the recommended reading age for this book would probably be 11 and up since there are jokes that maybe younger kids wouldn’t stephne.
But anyway the book was really good, I enjoyed it a lot.