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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I’d say this isn’t a book for trans teens, but may help non-trans people empathize and somewhat better understand some of the dangers and emotional struggles facing mainstream trans people, and may illuminate and hopefully combat some of This was a fast read, but it was difficult. Let me start off by saying that I am glad there are books out there for teenagers that even attempt to tackle the concept of being transgender.
I really felt for Sage, seeing things from her POV. A Lambda Award nominee, click the following article.
Book Reviews – Almost Perfect
It makes you feel weird and twisted inside. But the plot and the characters overcame those flaws with moments of acute tension — at points, this was a real page-turner. I get that there are people who need to take that journey with a character, but there are other stories to be told too.
I so wanted to reach through the pages of this book and knock some sense into them which in my opinion makes for an excellent novel. This book is great, but difficult to read. I could not stand being in Logan’s head.
They didn’t kick her out, they uprooted their lives to try to protect Sage and themselves and their reputationsand they loved her, albeit in a rather misguided sort of way.
Katcher is definately one of my favorite authors now. Logan wants more, but Sage tells him, in essence: On top of that, the writing is so self-conscious and forced in a way. He perfectly captures the awkwardness, the joy, and the sorrows of growing up.
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 not have encountered the issue of transgender identity before. Apr 16, Sarah rated it really liked it. 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.
I don’t give a fuck about Logan. As a queer reader, the tension between identifying with Logan fairly likeable, pretty well-developed, sheltered, first-person narrator and identifying with Sage “spoiler”: Why did he write this, and write it this way? In my experience, young trans girls already know how the world at large thinks about them. Kaycher given this a second read this time in peefect formatand I liked it more the second time around.
For god’s sake the entire premise of the fucking story is Logan acting like a prick. Cue record needle screech. She isn’t allowed to date, and that’s all they will ever b Great book! I could write an essay about this book, what it meant to me, and how I feel about it. But again with the being true to kqtcher most guys think, perhaps?
This book is important and should be read, I believe. Because it isn’t like her train of thought is “She’ll be much better without me” like other people who commit suicide despite their loved ones. Often the journey is one step forward and two steps back.
Summaries and Excerpts: Almost perfect / Brian Katcher.
I shouldn’t have compared you to Logan. That’s something that a guy who was learning to be a better person would say? He was young and unprepared for all the emotions and mixed feelings. He’s got some serious violent tendencies. Apr 18, Rachel rated it really liked it Kkatcher Too bad I didn’t have some lye or some ammonia to burn Sage’s touch away.
I don’t really care for books where the main characters katcheg a lot of lying, but in this situation I could see why though I did get tired of it eventually.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It just didn’t feel genuine.
One, I cannot really agree that Logan and Sage are twin protagonists. You only hurt the ones you love.
And Sage is so willing to take her own life without a single thought of Tamara. It dealt with different topics such as being transgender or even gay and how sometimes, parents really don’t understand.
But she seemed so womanly to him. I can not sympathize with someone like that. My heart has always gone 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.
Sage is attractive and intriguing, but Logan knows she’s hiding something about her past. However, I can admit by the end of the novel Logan really grew on me, and the authenticity of his voice came shining though. I had tears a few times.
It can make for a compelling book, but it can also make for an uncomfortable one, as it sometimes brjan here. When you stick a Stonewall award on the cover of the book, it’s pretty obvious that there’s going to be queer content.
He’s torn between loving Sage and not wanting to admit that Sage isn’t all woman. On the other, some aspects bfian handled poorly and some were difficult to read. Enraged, frightened, and feeling betrayed, Logan lashes out at Sage.