What Makes You Happy (Hardcover)

By Jimmy Gownley, Jimmy Gownley (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781442445390, 176pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2011



Amelia and the gang are back in the second volume in the comics sensation Amelia Rules --now repackaged as a hardcover

Meet Amelia Louise McBride. She's been forced to move out of Manhattan after her parents decided to get divorced, and is now living in a small town (who cares which one) with her mom and her aunt, Tanner. Not to mention the fact that she's dealing with being the new kid in school, many trips to the principal's office, first kisses, etc. But you know what? She's got her friends Reggie, Rhonda, and Pajamaman, and everything's going to be okay. Except, of course, when it isn't.

This second volume in the hit series finds G.A.S.P. (Gathering of Awesome Super Pals) learning more about Amelia's mysterious rock star aunt Tanner, dealing with first love, figuring out what it takes to be a superhero, and proving that eggs aren't just a part of a balanced breakfast.

About the Author

Jimmy Gownley began writing and drawing comics at the age of fifteen. He cofounded Kids Love Comics, which works to promote comic books and graphic novels as a valuable tool for literacy and education. Jimmy lives in Harrisburg, Pennyslvania, with his family. Visit him and Amelia online at AmeliaRules.com.

Praise For What Makes You Happy

"Unwraps a kid's-eye view of life honestly, poignantly, and with a hefty dollop of melodrama." -- Booklist

"Highly recommended for all ages." -- Library Journal

"A Peanuts for the twenty-first century." -- Comics Buyer's Guide