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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She’s not a secret meth-head, nor was she busted for prostitution. I read this book for a booktalk assignment for my YA resources class, but I don’t think I can do it.
And as Logan brixn more about Sage, he realizes she needs a friend as much as he does, if not more. Once I started reading, it was hard to put down because there were so many little things about the book that drew me in and reminded me of my own experiences. The novel’s ending wasn’t satisfying, but this relationship’s ending couldn’t be satisfying. His own development and broadening understanding of masculinity underscores what Logan and Sage experience as they move slowly into adulthood.
Jul 20, Rebecca rated it it was ok Shelves: Apr 22, Claire rated it it was ok Shelves: View all 9 comments. Overall a touching and emotional read.
I look back on some of my “almost perfects,” and I cringe at eprfect a douchebag I was. The information below is included in your interlibrary loan request.
The worst part of the book for me is that no one seems to learn or grow. But things start to look up when a new student enrolls in his small-town high school. One day, Logan acts on his growing feelings for Sage. Sage is the focus and the standout star of Katched Perfect.
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Her penis is perfectly healthy. Maybe you’ll like it, maybe you won’t. Logan is also a fucking prick.
This, more than anything else, is why I might give this to a straight guy reader, but not a transgender teen. Luckily that died down by the second half.
Like I said with Logan’s emotional mood swings, I’m not saying he shouldn’t be attracted to Sage. But the way it ended, with Logan thinking about all the girls he’ll get with in college, but all wistfully like “Oh, none of them will ever compare with Sage. So a few months ago I wrote an Almost Perfect review. As a caveat, in the Author’s Note, Katcher does say that he interviewed “real-life Sages” and that no one should endanger themselves by taking illegally-obtained hormones.
As you work through Logan and Sage’s relationship, you fight with the thought of Sage being a boy. Logan’s a douche who only notices a person’s worst attributes and doesn’t bother to try and see anything good.
Logan wants more, but Sage zlmost him, in essence: And I know this. This book is a must read in my opinion. Well, that was a terrible way of wording it, wasn’t it? The availability of items requested from other libraries may depend on the policies of the other libraries.
I would add that it could teach its elders — those adult books — a lot about a well-turned story that, even with its wild ups and downs, still feels unwavering and simple in the best sense — it is direct and focused and urgent. 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 f Honestly?
But again with the being true to how most guys think, perhaps? It’s a sobering moment, and it makes you think twice about the people around you. So much for a light love story. Once his anger has cooled briaan, his regrets lead him to attempt to rekindle their friendship.
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Don’t even get me started on how he treats his other male friends. I can see this book speaking on the right level to teens like the narrator who have never gotten out of their small town or small-town mindset. It dealt with different topics such as being transgender or even gay and how sometimes, parents really don’t understand. After he comes to terms with this, of course, someone else finds out about Sage’s secretly.
So, really, the rest of this review is nitpicky stuff. He throws her Christmas present back at her feet. I can not sympathize with someone like that.