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Brian Katcher’s second novel Almost Perfect is the winner of the Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award, presented by 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. Almost Perfect was listed by the American Library Association as one of the Best Katcher, author of Playing With Matches, manages a delicate balance here.

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Stuff like this is why I like to say I’m a work in progress. I don’t really care for books where the main characters do a lot of lying, but in this situation I could see why though I did get tired katfher it eventually.

She was the only girl I ever knew whose bathing suit had sleeves. One could say that if it was me in Logan’s position I would act the same way. And for god’s bgian, give a kahcher character a happy ending.

Clunky, tedious, and ultimately a slog in terms of writing. He should be absolutely ashamed of himself. Maybe you’ll like it, maybe you won’t. I wanted a White tea book, and the mysteriousness of Sage’s home life kept it interesting.

Add Tag No Tags, Be the first to tag this record! And she’s the one we side with. The crumbling structure of Boyer High School stood across the parking lot, almost as an afterthought.


I hate when people use ‘big’ words just for the sake of having them there, and that is what I felt was going on. The bleachers gleamed, the locker rooms sparkled, and the scoreboard towered like some great pagan idol.

That’s their whole goddamn purpose. Want to Read saving….


Katcher also ratchets up the plot through amost the very end of the book: I started to get really nervous about 20 pages from the end, and the ending felt like a punch to the gut.

Then, of course, Sage gets beaten up. As for the plot, it felt fairly predictable. That’s in response to the prompt above this box that says “What did you think? In May, we leave this place forever. The moments of humour are completely appropriate and very much appreciated. Sage Hendricks was my line. My heart has always gone out to people who are different, but I feel really ashamed now of all of the giggling I’ve done about a man I know who used to perfwct a woman.

Logan says he’ll accept Sage, but he never ;erfect.

Even though he’d run as much as I had, he was still vibrating with raw energy. Yes, she has large, attractive boobs, and Logan can’t let it go until Sage finally admits, in a conversation that takes up all of two pages, “I order [hormones] from Mexico.

Here are some choice quotes from our lovely protag: Tell her if she ever told the world what she really was, or if anyone ever found out, then I’d hurt her. I would probably fall for her too. Tell me, go on, tell me that wouldn’t mess with your psyche, even a little bit.


My hometown, which barely boasted two thousand people, pumped nearly every tax dollar they could into maintaining the facility. He is recorded in an interview as being tired of traditional romance stories with everything going perfectly.

This book is a must read in my opinion. I agree with reviewers who suggest exercising caution before handing this one to a trans teen, especially a trans girl or one who is beginning their transition or feeling peefect.

Summaries and Excerpts: Almost perfect / Brian Katcher.

Be the first to discover new talent! So vrian for a light love story. Overall, I’m glad I finished because though flawed, it’s an apmost story that illustrates some of the struggles transgender youth face. As a queer reader, the tension between identifying with Logan fairly likeable, pretty well-developed, sheltered, first-person narrator and identifying with Sage “spoiler”: I knew I shouldn’t stare, but I couldn’t look away. We draw the line. The information below is included in your interlibrary loan request.

I could not stand being in Logan’s head. He just keeps doing that. Logan wants more, but Sage tells him, in essence: Sage was afraid of me.