Happyhead by Josh Silver is about a group of teenagers sent to a remote location to take part in a series of challenges made to tackle their unhappiness. But as the challenges become more dangerous and alarming and the programme becomes a competition of the elite and the bottom set, you follow main protagonist Seb as he uncovers the lies they are being fed and the true reason behind Happyhead. With his newfound relationship with fellow participant Finn he becomes aware to the truth and they must find a way to get to safety. But it soon becomes a game of taking chances of who to trust in order to save themselves and the other participants. Can he get it right? Or will the plan fail? With lovable characters, tension from the very beginning to the very end and a cliffhanger leaving you asking questions this book is a must read for people wanting a thrilling and dark page turner.
Happyhead is a young adult LGBT+ dystopian fiction book for fans of Squid Games on Netflix and Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. “We are in an epidemic. An epidemic of unhappiness.” But don’t worry, Happyhead can help. When main character Seb is chosen to take part in a programme to conquer unhappiness in teenagers all he wants to do is make his family proud. However, as a relationship with rebel, Finn, starts to unfold they begin to realise that Happyhead may not be telling the whole truth about their intentions and the two boys are placed in a dangerous situation of trying to find a way out.
Author, Josh Silver, has trained as an actor in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and has performed on the West End and Broadway. He now works as a mental health nurse helping teenagers and lives in Manchester with his boyfriend. Happyhead is Josh’s first book, and he is currently working on his second book which will be the sequel to Happyhead.
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