A Different Sort of Normal
CHILDREN'S NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR, THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS 2022 - SHORTLISTED
BLUE PETER BOOK AWARDS BEST BOOK WITH FACTS 2022 - LONGLISTED
THE OBSERVER CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE MONTH - JULY 2021
THE BOOKSELLER BOOK OF THE MONTH - JULY 2021
"I REALLY love it. Buy it for your kids, your parents, your grandparents.
Mostly buy it for yourself" ― Holly Smale, author of the Geek Girl series
"This book is what I needed as a kid! Empathetic, joyful and beautifully authentic. I loved it!" ― Elle McNicoll, author of A Kind of Spark
*The beautiful true story of one girl's journey growing up autistic - and the challenges she faced in the 'normal' world*
"Balfe's honesty . . . builds readers' trust, while the humor in the text and illustrations keeps them engaged." — New York Times
"Balfe has found a tone and vocabulary with which to discuss her neurodivergent experience that feels accessible but not childish, and I would be inclined to give this book . . . to any tweens in my orbit." — Xtra Magazine
A Different Sort of Normal (2021) is the original UK version.
A Different Kind of Normal (2022) is the USA and Canada version.