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The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

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|date=January 2015
|summary=Stunning dual narrative story is hugely powerful, and explores gender identity issues with wonderful characters and a hopeful ending.
'''Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2016'''
'''Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016: Older Fiction'''
Fourteen-year-old David has always known that he is a transgender girl. (Note: As David uses male pronouns in his internal dialogue I have continued to do so in my review.) However David has chosen a new girl's name and collects feminine clothes to express that inner self. This is a secret kept from everyone except his best friends Essie and Felix. When Leo Denton, who also has a secret, moves to David's school Eden Park from the rougher Cloverdale, the worlds of the two collide.