The Art of Being Normal

Lisa Williamson

The debut novel from an outstanding new voice in YA fiction, that is not only immensely readable and compelling but also deals with a very current issue.

Two boys. Two secrets. David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth – David wants to be a girl. On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal – to be invisible. Attracting the attention of the most beautiful girl in year 11 is definitely not part of that plan. When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely friendship forms. But things are about to get messy. Because at Eden Park School secrets have a funny habit of not staying secret for long.


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17 July 2016

this book is a really good read because it tells you about something that does happen but at the same time tells us how the person and their family and friends deal with the way they are feeling


13 April 2016

David is strong and brave and embraces his differences. An inspiring read.

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