Quick Review: The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

Title: The Art of Being Normal
Author: Lisa Williamson
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Publication Date: January 1st 2015
Pages: 353

The Book in Three Words:

Original, Eye-Opening, Special.

Ayesha’s Thoughts:

The Art of Being Normal was such a refreshing read, a completely original storyline, raising the awareness of transgenderism in today’s society.

Ever since David was little he’s always picked up the doll or the pushchair as apposed a football. His parents think that David is gay, but David is holding a huge secret. He wants to be a girl. This story follows David’s journey, the bullying, the loneliness, the discovery of himself as a person, and the friendship between himself and the new boy, Lee Denton after he unexpectedly sticks up for David in a fight.

This novel was a pleasure to read. The storyline was completely new to me, and I hadn’t read anything like this before. I found myself getting quite attached to David as a character, as well as David and Lee’s friendship. I loved the way the story was told in two points of view, and they came together in such an unexpected and eye-opening way. Not only does this story open your eyes to new issues, it also gives a realistic representation of teenage life. This is definitely a must-read for everyone!!

Stay beautiful,

Ayesha xx

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2 thoughts on “Quick Review: The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

  1. Great review, I’m definitely going to the buy this book! I just thought I’d suggest the book “Luna” by Julie Ann Peters (I think!) which deals with similar issues but told from the interesting perspective of Luna’s sister. It’s great and a little bit heartbreaking, and I think you’d really enjoy it. Loving the blog! X

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