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Summary

Two outsiders. 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 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....

©2015 Lisa Williamson (P)2021 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic reviews

"A sensational, heart-warming and life-affirming debut. Lisa Williamson writes witty, charming characters you can't help but root for." (Juno Dawson, author of Wonderland)

"A life-changing and life-saving book." (Phillip Pullman, award winning author of His Dark Materials series)

"Impressive and affecting." (The Guardian)

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A story every parent and young perso needs to hear

A moving account of the challenges facing young people in general and trans people in particular. An absolute must listen/read, in my opinion, for every parent.

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  • 23-05-22

Book is different (at least mine was)

I don’t know if it’s because I have a different regional copy of the book or if that’s even a thing? But my book was missing passages, used different words and had chapters in different places than the audio book had them. In the book they’re very clearly American and in the audio book they are very clearly English, however I enjoyed both versions thoroughly!