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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He has written a carefully-plotted story that is driven by a romance, not a romance that comprises a story in itself. But that’s not what I mean.

Sage finally discloses a big secret: It reminded me of those movies about South African apartheid that were always about how morally difficult it was amost the white people, instead of how difficult it was for the black people physically, emotionally, economically, and every other way you can imagine.

Us track poseurs were permitted to run the perimeter of the sacred field, but only when the football heroes had no use for it. I’m not really qualified to comment on or analyze how Katcher handled the issues a transgender teenager faces, so I’ll leave that to others.

Book Reviews – Almost Perfect « Brian Katcher – Author

But the plot and the characters overcame those flaws with moments of acute tension — at points, this was a real page-turner. Logan is also a fucking prick. So much for a light love story.

The second-hand encounter of her experiences were upsetting I think it inspires people to have empathy for fellow briian and not judge each other. Karcher did he write this, and write it this way? The plot was new, powerful, and very compelling to read Product Description Eighteen-year old Logan Witherspoon has just discovered that his girlfriend of three years cheated on him. Aug 02, dearlittledeer rated it it was ok Shelves: I don’t think this has ever been done before!


Logan and Sage could have had a very beautiful relationship, but Logan let too many things block him along the way.

He begins as someone closed-minded and slowly see his mistakes. We couldn’t have a little look into their lives later? Please provide an email address. See all books by Brian Katcher.

Book Reviews – Almost Perfect

I mean, this is her gender we’re talking about here. I wasn’t katchef sure what I would do with this pen at the time, scribble over the pages to black out Logan’s stupidity or stab my own fucking eyeballs out. Sure, one could say I’m being judgmental.

He throws her Christmas present back at her feet. That’s why it’s so hard when we break that promise we make to ourselves. It just didn’t feel genuine. Biologically, Sage was born a boy. Sage’s heart gets broken.

My heart has always psrfect 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 be a woman.

He’s a senior in a tiny high school 50 seniors. We draw the line. I adored reading this incredible novel, it is a fantastic book with a fascinating tale of highschool romance. Why couldn’t we have had a story from the trans character’s perspective?


Thankfully, author Brian Katcher deftly avoids using either. There are some dubious things about Sage’s transition, like I think she’s taking perfech hormones which isn’t just a bad idea, it’s also not the same as the prescribed hormones trans women use.

With realistic characters and situations, it is a first purchase for all high school collectionsand could easily be given to middle school readers who are undaunted by its length katcner the following article. It could have happened, but it didn’t. Also by Brjan Katcher.

I think it’s a big eye-opener. It reminded me of those movies about South African apartheid that almoat always I read this book for a booktalk assignment for my YA resources class, but I don’t think I can do it. Just like Logan does. You only hurt the ones you love. Katcher’s writing is good, really. Logan is a small-town teenage boy who just broke up with his girlfriend of a few years after finding out she cheated on him. Without the glue that is the narrative holding them together, I doubt he’d have any friends at all.

View all 3 comments. How much of a tragedy is it that an environment where she was regarded as a freak and never accepted for herself could perffct considered lucky? From what I remember, he even punches her in the face.