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The art of being normal /

by Williamson, Lisa [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2016.Edition: First edition.Description: 344 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780374302375; 0374302375.Subject(s): Transgender youth -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship in adolescence -- Juvenile fiction | Secrecy -- Juvenile fiction | High school students -- Juvenile fiction | Bullying in schools -- Juvenile fiction | Young Adult fictionAwards: YA Book Prize Nominee, 2016Summary: 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 his class 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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<p>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.<br> 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 his class 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, and soon everyone knows that Leo used to be a girl.<br> As David prepares to come out to his family and transition into life as a girl and Leo wrestles with figuring out how to deal with people who try to define him through his history, they find in each other the friendship and support they need to navigate life as transgender teens as well as the courage to decide for themselves what normal really means.<br> A Margaret Ferguson Book </p>

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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 his class 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.

YA Book Prize Nominee, 2016

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Horn Book Review

Two transgender high-school classmates meet and grow close in this layered novel that spotlights different stages of transition and celebrates the importance of friendship. Sympathetic, multifaceted characters and nuanced social and family drama make this both notable and successful. Leo's search for his absentee father is a major plot engine, and Leo and David are developed well beyond questions of gender. (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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