The Art of Being Normal

The Art of Being Normal

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Two outsiders. Two secrets.

David longs to be a girl. Leo wants to be invisible. 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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Product details

  • 12+
  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 144 x 214 x 33mm | 491g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781910200322
  • 140,229

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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 * Juno Dawson * This book is anything but normal - it is extraordinary. My book of 2015 * Non Pratt * 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 *
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About Lisa Williamson

Lisa was born and grew up in Nottingham. Following a degree in drama, she worked as an actor for over a decade before writing her debut novel. The Art of Being Normal went on to win the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Best Older Fiction 2016 and was the bestselling hardback UKYA debut of 2015.

Lisa is also the author of All About Mia, Paper Avalanche, First Day of My Life, First Names: Malala (Yousafzai) and was one of seven contributors to the collaborative YA novel Floored.

When she's not writing, Lisa loves long walks, long talks, dessert, good books and bad TV. She lives in London.
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17,816 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 36% (6,341)
4 38% (6,696)
3 18% (3,274)
2 6% (981)
1 3% (524)
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