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The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
SLJ - grades 9+
PW - ages 14+
"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 Denton has one goal, to be invisible. Attracting the attention of the most beautiful girl in Year 11 is definitely not part of that plan. When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely friendship forms. But things are about to get messy. Because at Eden Park School secrets have a funny habit of not staying secret for long" -jacket

(nominated by teens anonymously at Portsmouth Public Library)