Genre: Contemporary / LGBT
Synopsis: 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…
200words (or less) review: Absolutely wonderful! You really don’t need me to tell you much more than that but I will. 😉
Lisa Williamson’s debut was on my radar for a few months prior to its publication and I’m not exaggerating when I say my fingers were itching. I was so eager to get my hands on it. As soon as I had The Art of Being Normal I began reading and I didn’t stop. I even considered reading on the bus and I get travelsick – that’s how good this book is. (Also I was on holiday with family at the time and they couldn’t tear me away!)
The first chapter is perfect. I loved David from the very beginning. The writing is engaging, you’re so involved with the story that time just flies by and for me I just didn’t want to let David and Leo go. I also adored David’s friends and her parents.
The Art of Being Normal exceeded my expectations and I’m certain will remain one of the best books I read this year.