The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

The Art of Being Normal

Lisa Williamson

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ young adult emotional lighthearted reflective fast-paced

353 pages | first published 2015

Description

Two boys. Two secrets.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 Dento...
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Moods

emotional 80%
inspiring 49%
hopeful 44%
lighthearted 32%
reflective 23%
funny 21%
informative 20%
sad 20%
challenging 10%
relaxing 4%
tense 4%
adventurous 1%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 69%
fast 26%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 78% | A mix: 19% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 9%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 14% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 13% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 41% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 25% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

3.7