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Art of Being Normal - Lisa Williamson


Published: 7th January 2016
For Ages: 15+ years old
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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...

About the Author

Lisa was born and grew up in Nottingham. She studied drama at Middlesex University and since graduating has worked as an actor on stage and TV. Between acting jobs Lisa temped in offices across London, typing stories when no one was looking, one of which eventually became The Art of Bing Normal. Lisa lives in North London with her boyfriend.



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This book opens your eyes.


from Brisbane, Australia

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written


    Best Uses

    • People who enjoy a bit of high school drama.

    Comments about Art of Being Normal:

    This book was absolutely amazing and made me more aware that not everyone's lives are perfect. It made me realize how much critism transgenders get and that anyone can be one. We need to start supporting those people who make these difficult choose.

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    "A sensational, heart-warming and life-affirming debut. Lisa Williamson writes witty, charming characters you can't help but root for." - James Dawson; "The Art of Being Normal is the best YA novel I've read this year. David and Leo are unforgettable characters whose story will break your heart - and then mend it again. A truly remarkable debut; I can't recommend it highly enough. Everyone - and I mean EVERYONE - should read this incredible book." - Cat Clarke; "This book is anything but normal - it is extraordinary. My book of 2015." - Non Pratt

    ISBN: 9781910200520
    ISBN-10: 1910200522
    Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
    For Ages: 15+ years old
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 369
    Published: 7th January 2016
    Publisher: David Fickling Books
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 2.7
    Weight (kg): 0.34