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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The crumbling structure of Boyer High School stood across the parking lot, almost as an afterthought. But I’m ready for more complexity. I think it’s a big eye-opener. My head wants me to wra This is a beautiful, powerful, emotional read.

Certainly not around Jack. It could have happened, but it didn’t.

I so wished for a happy ending for her. On the other, some aspects weren’t handled poorly and some were difficult to read. Even then, his protruding brown eyes spun in their orbits like a weather vane in March. 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.

Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher – Penguin Books Australia

From a very young age, Sage has gender-identified as female. At this point, perhaps the reviewer would also see some of the problems.

The author tackles issues of homophobia, hate crimes and stereotyping with humor and grace in perfrct accessible tone that will resonate with teens who may not have encountered the issue of transgender identity before. It was a difficult read, mostly because of Katcher’s excellence.


I think it inspires people to have empathy for fellow humans and not judge each other. While he’s still quite vulnerable, he meets Sage. kztcher

He doesn’t accept her for who she is: We couldn’t have a little look into their lives later? I guess the thing that finally captured my attention, well actually the person, was Sage. SO this book was unlike what I’ve read before. I considered stopping a couple of times, but the fact the novel won the Stonewall award kept me reading.

Af OmG, this book was so frustrating to me!

Katcehr initial reaction is not far-fetched. 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. I would recommend this book to people who are looking for a more serious book. Every single reference to Katxher had something like that in there, and we as a society cannot bring one group up while simultaneously dragging another down.

He is thrilled by the reactions, especially the LGBT community.

Almost Perfect

Katcher’s writing is good, really. Moments later, he wishes he never had. Logan’s interactions with his sister, mother, and friends contrast against Sage’s description of her relationships with her parents and sister, just as the relationship Logan had with his ex-girlfriend forms a stark contrast to his developing relationship with Sage.

He was young and unprepared for all the emotions and mixed feelings. Again with the small sample size, or is there something more underlying that? Why did he write this, and write it this way? Enraged, frightened, and feeling betrayed, Logan lashes out at Sage. Despite her slight selfishness, like every human has, she surely is the one we sympathize with. I wanted a White tea book, and the mysteriousness of Sa I made the mistake of picking up this book for light reading. Can you think of anything other than his size?


I kept getting pulled out of the story by how bad the writing was The blurb lays out the plot of Almost Perfect neatly: After a couple more “dates” and talks, Sage finally opens up to Logan It’s not from the perspective of the trans girl. And Sage isn’t even present by the end of the book; we’re just left with our straight white dude’s somewhat self-congratulatory reflection.

Everyone has an opinion on the subject, including myself but I am not going to discuss that opinion now. The football field was by far the best feature of Boyer, Missouri. I see that this review is from quite a few years ago.

Sage seems to be just that, and appears to have it all, but there is something she’d like to change, her true gender.

Why is the moral of the story that the straight male cisgender character got his world broadened? If you’d rather not hear them, that’s totally fine by me. Jul 17, Joell Smith-Borne rated it liked it Shelves: