The Art of Being Normal

The Art of Being Normal

Two boys. Two secrets.

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 – David wants to be a girl.

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 year eleven is definitely not part of that plan.

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…

Title:The Art of Being Normal
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781910200322
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  • Neo

    I'm a trans person and when I saw this book I was super excited. It had a cool cover and a premise I was personally interested in.However, once I started reading I was honestly very disappointed.I kno...

  • Raeleen Lemay

    I spontaneously decided to pick this up today, and I absolutely FLEW through it! I had a couple of minor problems with it, but overall I found it to be very enjoyable....

  • Natasha

    It's been a while since I read this but I feel there's two things I should point out that really bothered me about the book. 1) Leo is a trans guy but him being trans is treated as a plot twist, and i...

  • Elena

    "Normal" kids don't see therapists. "Normal" kids don't have mothers like mine, who tell you life isn't fair with messed-up glee, like the unfairness of life is pretty much the only thing they know ...

  • Kai

    David longs to be a girl. David is a girl who longs for acceptance.The Art of Being Normal was not what I had expected. I would say that this is a good introduction for someone who wants to know more ...

  • Sarah Churchill

    Fantastic. Highly recommended. The Art of Being Normal is the story of a transgender character named David, and his journey to finally telling his family (and the rest of the world) that he wishes to ...

  • Reading Corner

    I couldn't finish this,it deals with an incredibly important issue and relevant topic in today's society but the book just felt like a generic ya book.I wanted to read this book for the trans characte...

  • Lia

    [CONTENT WARNING: TRANSPHOBIA] I'm not transgender, but even I can see how terrible the author dealt with the characters transness. The story is about the transgender girl Kate who is closeted (and go...

  • Stacey (prettybooks)

    You must have heard about The Art of Being Normal by now and, if not, I'm not sure how you have managed to miss it. Published on 1st January, it's one of the most talked about UKYA novels published th...

  • Thomas

    3.5 starsLoved the introductory exploration of trans issues in this book, even if it faltered in other areas. The Art of Being Normal follows two protagonists who both go to Eden Park School: David Pi...