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The Art of Being Normal

The Art of Being Normal

The debut novel from an outstanding new voice in YA fiction, that is not only immensely readable and compelling but also deals with a very current issue.

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ISBN 9781910200520
Published 1 February 2016 by David Fickling Books
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Williamson, Lisa
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ISBN-13 9781910200520
ISBN-10 1910200522
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher David Fickling Books
Imprint David Fickling Books
Publication Date 1 February 2016
International Publication Date 7 January 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Williamson, Lisa
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 360
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 621537

Description of this Book

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 11 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 ...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for The Bookseller YA Book Prize 2016 -- Short-listed for Branford Boase Award 2016 -- Short-listed for Waterstones Children's Book Prize: Older Fiction 2016
NZ Review A sensational, heart-warming and life-affirming debut. Lisa Williamson writes witty, charming characters you can't help but root for. - James Dawson; 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; This book is anything but normal - it is extraordinary. My book of 2015. - Non Pratt
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Lisa was born and grew up in Nottingham. She studied drama at Middlesex University and since graduating has worked as an actor on stage and TV. Between acting jobs Lisa temped in offices across London, typing stories when no one was looking, one of which eventually became THE ART OF BEING NORMAL. Lisa lives in North London with her boyfriend.

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