Okay don't listen to her cause I'm a guy so just go up to him and say ?hey you wanna go out sometime" and smile just don't look nervous through all of this. If he says no try not to cry or get angry. Take it out in a journal.
No. It's not normal for a girl to ask a boy out. The boy should make the first move. Unless you're pretty sure he likes you and is shy. Go for it. Be like," Will you go out with me?" Or if you're shy, look for a mutual friend and write him a note and tell that friend to give it to him.