The Art of Being Normal

By Lisa Williamson


“The Art of Being Normal “is my favourite book because it is a beautiful story about friendship and belonging. This story starts with a big secret – David wants to be a girl. He has wanted it from when he was young but he was too afraid to tell anyone except his two best friends. This is the first book I have read where the main character is transgender and it has a positive message for anyone experiencing the same situation.

It shows us that you can always count on your friends even when things get tough. While being bullied in the school canteen Leo, the new kid in school, stands up for him and an unlikely friendship is formed. Leo wants to be invisible and rejects friendship but he finds that everyone needs a friend to stand up for them in the end.


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