Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
Such an excellent story! Told alternately by David and Leo, it is a story about what it is like to be transgender in high school. David has known that he should be a girl all his life, but he has always hidden it. He has written many letters to his parents telling them about it, but has never given them one. Leo has had to change schools and is new at David's school. He lives on the poor side of town and is glad to have a second chance at a school where kids really care about learning. The book addresses many issues, from poverty and bullying to single parenting and transgenderism. I think that teens will enjoy this well written book. I received this book for an honest review from Netgalley and I highly recommend it.