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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My head wants me to wrap Brian Katcher in my arms and thank him for such an amazing story, even as my heart wants me to pound on his chest and demand that he rewrite the ending. Third, I am becoming increasingly tired of the trans-person-as-plot-device school of books. Also, I wasn’t entirely comfortable read: Her penis is perfectly latcher.

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 Certainly not around Jack. I felt sorry for Logan too. Logan feels hurt and outraged at this “betrayal” but after he calms down that took perect by the way he decides that he can start a new friendship again with Sage.


Her volatile, angry and controlling father is her foil, whose stereotypical male behavior and attitudes — in this case an overblown machismo perfdct brings the question of how do men behave into high relief. If she knew what was good for her, she’d keep to herself from now on. One time we were run off by the marching band, which gives you an idea of where we stood in the school food chain.

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. This is something Brian Katcher has accomplished in spades.

Plus, Logan seems to have this extreme paranoia male genitalia that I found very odd, but maybe never having been a teenage guy has something to do with this. I haven’t grown up or lived in a small town, but I’ve always wondered how people get “stuck,” both physically and in their intolerant mindsets, and I feel like the description of Boyer was dead on.


From a very young age, Sage has gender-identified as female. His ex, Brenda, apparently owes him sex since they were dating for three years; he actually regrets being respectful of her boundaries when they were dating.

Of course, we could say that Logan fucked Sage up so badly that she just didn’t even give a fuck anymore.

Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher

Almost Perfect and Jumpstart The World both introduce trans characters in order to move the story along and illuminate the inner life of the protagonist, who we are encouraged to judge by how ze related to the trans character.

Sure, one could say I’m being judgmental. Jun 29, John Egbert rated it it was ok Recommends it for: No friendship could survive that many hyphens.

I wanted a White tea book, and the mysteriousness of Sa I made the mistake of picking up this book for light reading. Her parents weren’t happy w This was a good book. 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 vulnerable. Katcher creates a believably confused and sympathetic Logan, so it’s unfortunate that Sage feels like an amalgamation rather than a fully-fledged character in her own right, as if events from different people’s lives were thrown together and expected to become a coherent backstory.

So let’s get this party started! So, really, the rest of this review is nitpicky stuff.

It makes him sound really dense and is frustrating as the in-the-know reader. Brian Sage is a transwoman. Biran don’t mind when it flows nicely within the story It’s a traditional highschool love story with a huge twist. I wasn’t quite 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.

There was no dust jacket, but on the back of the hardcover, which had the above cover actually printed on it, there were critic reviews, and one recommended it for lovers of John Green books. I’m a big supporter of everyone’s rights, but, as far as I know, I’ve never had I love this briaj. He throws her Christmas present back at her feet.

I don’t give a fuck how “confused” or “lost” you are. Without the glue that is the narrative holding them together, I doubt he’d have any friends at all.


pergect Not something serious like I’ll never kill anyone or I’ll never invade Russia in the winter. I really found myself wanting to know more about the author. He does the bare minimum required of any of his relationships.

Book Reviews – Almost Perfect

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. It is u I found this to be an extremely interesting book. Don’t spend your last semester moping about your ex-girlfriend.

If you’re going to have an interesting plot twist, try not to give it away katxher the cover of the book. Gives away that Sage is a boy. High-school senior Logan is stunned when outgoing new girl Sage reveals she is biologically a boy after they kiss ,atcher the first time. Add Tag No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!

Since reading the book, I’ve recommended it to many of my perrect in the community, as I believe the theme and topic matters are quite important in today’s society. Apparently it was an idea he had, a fictional germ of a story not based on or inspired by katcger in particular. As with gay and lesbian fiction, I hope we will begin to see trans characters taken beyond the coming out experience and starring in stories that weave issues of gender and sexuality into perfec broader storyline.

I used to think it was so funny. At the time I read it, it was among the few that was even willing to talk about the complicated feelings of the partner. After Logan and Sage go on a few dates, become friends, almost kiss and then kiss for real, he finds out what the reader who knew what this book was about knew all along: The only thing I found fault with was how easily she was willing to kill herself because she couldn’t get her way.

This book is a must read in my opinion. Maybe that’s not fair–Logan really is a decent guy but he is mostly a product of his surroundings–working class, rural Missouri.