Brian Katcher’s second novel Almost Perfect is the winner of the Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award, presented by the. This winner of the first Stonewall Award for Children’s & Young Adult Literature will make you marvel at the beauty of human connection and the. Logan Witherspoon recently discovered that his girlfriend of three years cheated on him. But things start to look up when a new student breezes.

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ALMOST PERFECT by Brian Katcher | Kirkus Reviews

Add Tag No Tags, Be the first to perfec this record! Of course, Logan is hot for Sage as the new girl. Open Preview See a Problem? If I had bought it I don’t know how angry I’d be. Though I think there are good things about both books, it feels important to me to recognize that trans people are not centered in either narrative.

Until you have been there, how do you know. Honestly, paying twenty dollars for this would have made me very angry. But his attraction felt forced.

There was no summary, so I thought maybe it was a cute love story that doesn’t work out. But that’s not what I mean. Jack had that intense prrfect common in serial killers and car salesmen.

The football field was by far the best feature of Boyer, Missouri. Logan feels hurt and outraged at this “betrayal” but after he calms down that took forever by the way he decides that he can start a new friendship again with Sage. Maybe it was the crippling shin splints. I just can’t get into this. I don’t give a fuck about Logan.


I made the mistake of picking up this book for light reading. Aug 26, James rated it did not like it. Sage, Sage I felt was a real character and not just what Mr. This book is about a boy named Logan who has just suffered a break-up briaj his three-year relationship with his girlfriend, Brenda, who cheated on him. Sage owes him explanations about her life just to make him feel more comfortable with the fact that she’s trans, not out of any actual concern almoost her or interest in her well biran.

Why couldn’t we have had a story from the trans character’s perspective? It just didn’t feel genuine. It reminded me of those movies about South African apartheid that were always I read this book briab a booktalk assignment for my YA resources class, but I don’t think I can do it.

But things start to look up when a new student breezes through the halls of his small-town high school. May 09, Mitchell Som rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s about a college senior whose girlfriend of 3 years broke up with him.

Maybe you’ll like it, maybe you won’t. Enraged, frightened, and feeling betrayed, Logan lashes out at Sage and disowns her.

Almost Perfect

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Jun 29, John Egbert rated it it was ok Recommends it for: On the other, some aspects weren’t handled poorly and some were difficult to read. I almoet it inspires people to have empathy for fellow humans and not judge each other. He gets outright angry at Sage.

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That said, I’m on the fence as to how Sage is written. He throws her Christmas present back at her feet. Are they actually friends?


Sage is the focus and the standout star of Almost Perfect. When the climax and ending come, you’re like brain Transsexuality is the issue in this candid novel told from the viewpoint almozt Logan, a high-school senior in a small Missouri town. I adored reading this incredible novel, it is a fantastic book with a fascinating tale bt highschool romance. A boy dressing like a girl, taking hormones to look more like a girl. His ex, Brenda, apparently owes him sex since they were dating for three years; he actually regrets being respectful of her boundaries when they were dating.

Not something serious like I’ll never kill b or I’ll never invade Russia in the winter. I felt like there was a ridiculous amount of “Logan is super hot for Sage even though she’s trans”. Sage gives in and Logan finds out or remembers that she’s really a boy and freaks out. But then I remembered Logan. Moments later, he wishes he never had. Just a moment while we sign you in to almostt Goodreads account.

I knew I shouldn’t stare, but I couldn’t look away. Half the time I didn’t know whether I wanted to race through the pages to find out what happened or throw it across the room.

Of course, he gets mad at her and runs away. Katchfr ending to the novel itself, isn’t a happy one, but I think that both characters have a better sense of who they are. In lieu of growing up and trying to do any actual understanding, Logan bemoans the fact that he’s a shitstain and a coward and doesn’t bother to try to change his behavior.

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