Saturday, October 08, 2016
The Art of Being Normal, by Lisa Williamson
An interesting British take on transgender YA which also finds time to look at classism and racism, as well as creating a nice friendship story. There's a bit too much effort to spin a happy ending, in spite of the realization that these kids face a lifetime of hardship ahead, but I get that the author didn't want to go out on a down note. There is not a yet of gender queer literature coming out of the UK, so this novel is notable for that fact alone. The fact that it is an enjoyable read is a bonus.