The Art of Being Normal
David is funny and quirky and has always felt different from other people - but he also has a huge secret that only his two best friends know. Ever since he can remember, he has felt like a girl trapped in the body of a boy.
Shortlisted for "The Bookseller" YA Book Prize 2016 and Branford Boase Award 2016 and Waterstones Children's Book Prize: Older Fiction 2016.
"A sensational, heart-warming and life-affirming debut. Lisa Williamson writes witty, charming characters you can't help but root for." - James Dawson; "The Art of Being Normal is the best YA novel I've read this year. David and Leo are unforgettable characters whose story will break your heart - and then mend it again. A truly remarkable debut; I can't recommend it highly enough. Everyone - and I mean EVERYONE - should read this incredible book." - Cat Clarke; "This book is anything but normal - it is extraordinary. My book of 2015." - Non Pratt
Lisa was born and grew up in Nottingham. She studied drama at Middlesex University and since graduating has worked as an actor on stage and TV. Between acting jobs Lisa temped in offices across London, typing stories when no one was looking, one of which eventually became THE ART OF BEING NORMAL. Lisa lives in North London with her boyfriend.