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Happyface

Title

Happyface

Authors

Stephen Emond

Illustrator

Stephen Emond

Publisher

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780316040990

Pages

336 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel/picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After going through traumatic times, a troubled, socially awkward teenager moves to a new school where he tries to reinvent himself.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Separation; Family member death; separated parents; death of a brother; grief; family tragedy

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

separated parents

Awards

Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2010
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2010
VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers, 2010
Young Adults' Choices, 2011

Keywords

dating; diaries; emotional problems; high school; self-esteem; family problems; moving; journal

Diversity Impact

indirect

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