How do you fit in, when you were born to stand out?
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...
“A life-changing and life-saving book.” - Philip Pullman
“Impressive and affecting” - The Guardian
“Passionate and gripping…a powerful tale of a transgender teenager’s struggle with identity” - The Telegraph
“Wow” - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
“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
“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
Children’s Book of the Week - The Sunday Times (3rd Jan 2016)
Waterstones Children's Book Prize, 2016 (Best Older Fiction) Bath Schools Centurion Book Award, 2017 Hounslow Teen Read, 2016 Kernow Youth Book Award, 2017 Leeds Book Award, 2016 North East Teenage Book Award, 2017 North Herts Book Prize, 2016 Oxon Book Award, 2016
Southern Schools Book Award, 2017
YA Book Prize, 2016 Branford Boase Award, 2016 Islington Teen Read, 2016 St Helen’s School Library Service, BASH Award, 2016
UKLA Book Award, 2016 NOMINATED: Carnegie Medal, 2016