Art of Being Normal

Written by Lisa Williamson

David Piper has always been an outsider. 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. Things get messy when everyone learns that Leo used to be a girl. 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.

Age Range 14 - 18 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
352
Publisher
Farrar Straus and Giroux
Grade Level 9th - 12th
ISBN
9780374302375
Lexile 770
Themes