REVIEW: The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson


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it’s like the jigsaw pieces that have been floating around in my head for the last couple of months have suddenly slotted together to form a picture.”

Lisa Williamson, The Art of Being Normal (2015)

The Art of Being Normal is a Young Adult book that addresses many difficult topics: identity, family, class, prejudice, friendship, ignorance and love. They are issues we struggle to deal with as adults, when we think we have everything figured out, but for a teenager who is just becoming aware of the world they are particularly terrifying.

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DSC_1077DSC_1063I have a terrible habit of going into supermarkets to buy mundane items and coming out with things that I hadn’t intended on buying. This is a big issue in Asda, because they have a deal on their books and quite a few of them are surprisingly good. On this occassion I went to buy a fineliner and some fruit and came out with:

  1. The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
  2. In a Dark Dark wood by Ruth Ware
  3. Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

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