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HappyHead Signed Bookplate Edition

The Most Anticipated YA Debut of 2023: Book 1 of 2

Josh Silver author

Format:Paperback

Publisher:Oneworld Publications

Published:16th Mar '23

£8.99

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Squid Game meets They Both Die at the End in this thought-provoking LGBTQ+ thriller

Squid Game meets They Both Die at the End in the first in a thrilling new YA series.

Nominated for the 2024 Carnegie Medal for writing

An Amazon best YA Book of the Year 2023 

We are in an epidemic. An epidemic of unhappiness. 

Friends, here is the good news: HappyHead has the answer.

When Seb is offered a place on a radical retreat designed to solve the national crisis of teenage unhappiness, he is determined to change how people see him and make his parents proud. But as he finds himself drawn to the enigmatic Finn, Seb starts to question the true nature of the challenges they must undergo. The deeper into the programme the boys get, the more disturbing the assessments become, until it’s clear there may be no escape...

‘Like Hunger Games but better.’ Sue Wallman, author of Lying About Last Summer

‘A truly thought-provoking thriller, channelling the menace of dystopian favourites such as Maze Runner and The Hunger Games.’ Observer

Intriguing, suspenseful and full of big feels, and that’s only book one.’ Sunday Independent (Dublin) BOOK OF THE YEAR


'Equal parts thriller, dystopian, and love story, this is a stunning debut that will keep readers hooked until the last page. A beautiful, dark, and intense book that is also a hell of a lot of fun to read.' Kathleen Glasgow, author of Girl in Pieces 

A book that grows in tension and action with each page, with a brilliantly evil concept and phenomenal twists.’ Ben Oliver, author of The Loop


Fun and thought-provoking.’ Claire Hennessy, Irish Times


‘Page-turning reading.’ Books for Keeps

ISBN: 9780861545537-SB

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 29mm

Weight: 352g

400 pages