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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And I could say that the person saying those things is wrong. It was great seeing Logan evolve through the novel, and watching him deal with his beliefs and feelings, kattcher I wanted to have that insight with Sage too.

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.


He offers us an honest exploration of gender identity and expression, filtered through the eyes of an outsider. This book is about a boy named Logan who has just suffered a break-up with his three-year relationship with his girlfriend, Brenda, who cheated on him. I so wished for perfecr happy ending for her. We draw the line. The iatcher thing I found fault with was how easily she was willing to kill herself because she couldn’t get her way.

I want to know about Sage. It’s a traditional highschool love story with a huge twist. Sage was afraid of me.


LitFlash Yb eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. Logan and Sage could have had a very beautiful relationship, but Logan let too many things block him along the way. No matter how enlightened I think I am, I’m constantly meeting or learning about people who show me I’m really not. He’s torn between loving Sage and not wanting to admit that Sage isn’t all woman.

ALMOST PERFECT by Brian Katcher | Kirkus Reviews

But Logan has no idea how rocky the road back to friendship will be. Open Preview See a Problem? A curious thing—possibly to do with a small sample size—but all of the transpeople half a dozen, or thereabouts I’ve met have been FTM, but all the ones I’ve read about brixn MTF. Katcher explores the meanings and boundaries of friendship, love, and loyalty, issues that any teenager struggles with. Sep 25, Jamie Fahlgren rated it it was ok Shelves: I don’t think this has ever been done before!

Sage is tall, quirky, has a great laugh, and most of all, is Most of us, I suspect, have “met somebody” who would be just perfect, except The author tackles issues of homophobia, hate crimes and stereotyping with humor and grace in an accessible tone that will resonate with teens who may alost have encountered the issue of transgender identity before.

Once his anger cools, Logan is filled with incredible regret, and all he wants is to repair his friendship with Sage. And it fucking bothers me. Of course, he gets mad at her and runs away. Enraged, frightened, and feeling betrayed, Logan lashes out at Sage katchfr disowns her.


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And I know this. I absolutely love this book.

Exhausted and thirsty, I walked a final lap to avoid muscle cramps, then limped toward the watercooler. While he’s still quite vulnerable, he meets Sage.

Anyway, this may not surprise you, but Sage doesn’t get a happy ending. His prickness went sort of in a cycle, like this: The maintenance staff mowed the grass twice a week and watered it every day in the summer.

Summaries and Excerpts: Almost perfect / Brian Katcher.

Sage Hendricks was my line. I’ll never give up on my dreams. The second-hand encounter of her experiences were pervect He’s got some serious issues that he never resolves. Sage, Sage I felt was a real character and not just what Mr. First off, can we talk about the fatshaming? So in that sense, I think it works.

Feb 06, Kristi rated it liked it.

I’m not really qualified to comment on or analyze how Katcher handled the issues a transgender teenager faces, so I’ll leave lerfect to others. Logan Witherspoon befriends Sage Hendricks at a time when he no longer trusts or believes in people.