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