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Lisa Williamson - The Art of Being Normal (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Endorsed by Amnesty International.

A young adult novel about two transgender teens who figure out how to navigate life with help from each other.

Two boys. Two secrets. 14-year-old 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.

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 his class is definitely not part of that plan - especially because Leo is a trans guy and isn't out at his new school.

Then Leo stands up for a classmate in a fight and they become friends. With Leo's help and support, the classmate, who is a trans girl, prepares to come out and transition - to find a new name, Kate, and live a truth that has been kept secret for too long.

Kate and Leo are surrounded by bigots, but they have each other, and they have hope in their future.

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Young Adult Fiction
  • Published : 2015 (This Edition 2016 - David Fickling Books)
  • ISBN : 9781910200520
  • SKU : B002662
  • PPC : SP300gm
  • RRP : £7.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"A life-changing and life-saving book." - Philip Pullman.

"Gripping & Powerful - 5 Stars." - The Telegraph.

"It features some serious and important themes, all of which were handled well, including of course sexuality and gender but also bullying, family relationships, poverty and abandonment . . . probably a few more too. But beyond the struggles of David and Leo it never felt 'heavy', if that's the right word. I certainly felt sad and angry, as well as happy and warm, but I enjoyed the whole journey." - Goodreads Review.

The Author
Lisa Williamson splits her time between acting and writing. She was inspired to write The Art of Being Normal after working in England's national health services in a department dedicated to helping teens who struggle with gender identity issues.

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