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Happyface by Stephen Emond
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Mar 13, 10

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Read from March 05 to 12, 2010

Happyface is the journal/sketchbook of a shy geeky teenage boy who decides to reinvent himself "The Happyface Experiment" when his world explodes around him and he and his mom move. He makes friends for the first time but tells them (and us really) nothing about himself, just projecting a happy face which of course crumbles in the end.

I thought Happyface was extremely relatable especially since when I was in high school I often wished I could move and reinvent myself to be less of a loner. I actually cried when the tragedy that precipitated the move and transformation was revealed. I cringed and wished I could help as Happyface bumbled through his life. Of course everything works out in the end and of course there is a message that is heavy handedly delivered at the end, but it was still a very enjoyable read.
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03/05/2010 page 30
9.38% "Love the format. Very cool."

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