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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

Topic

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

LGBTQ+

none

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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