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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Katchdr prickness went sort of in a cycle, like this: Katcher, author of Playing With Perfecfmanages a delicate balance here: Logan’s initial reaction is not far-fetched. ETA, four years later: I wanted to give it a 4. Cause Julie Anne Peters he isn’t. Apr 18, Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves: Recommended to John by: As a caveat, in the Author’s Note, Katcher does say that he interviewed “real-life Sages” and that no one should endanger themselves by taking illegally-obtained katcger.

Sage certainly had it coming. How could I not have known? She wears weird, standout clothes. Katcher seems to be very good about writing somewhat unsympathetic yet very realistic protagonists.

I’m sorry, sociopaths reading this. He should be absolutely ashamed of himself. I’ll never give up on my dreams. Though it was realistic, it was hard to read all about the main character’s process working through his transphobia, and the whole thing reeked of tragi-trans.


He did do a lot of interviews, apparently. I have no idea. The bleachers gleamed, the locker rooms sparkled, and the scoreboard towered like some great pagan idol. And when Sage is revealed to be mtf Logan reacts poorly to put it lightly. The kafcher book felt like the author was trying to communicate every reaction to a trans person ever, but it felt forced.

Book Reviews – Almost Perfect

I don’t mind when it flows nicely within the story Treating Sage that way. Maybe we even believe it.

He’s got some serious violent tendencies. Logan is horrified, disgusted, betrayed. 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. Maybe it was the crippling shin splints. As you work through Logan and Sage’s relationship, you fight with the thought of Sage being a boy.

But Logan has no idea how rocky the road back to friendship will be.

Book Reviews – Almost Perfect « Brian Katcher – Author

One, I cannot really agree that Logan and Sage are twin protagonists. It’s not like she’s just a spoiled child. Cue record needle screech. Not something serious like I’ll never kill anyone or I’ll never invade Russia in the winter. I’m trying to imagine how a genderqueer teen might take this book.


Quotes from Almost Perfect. Hell, if Logan wasn’t the narrator I may have even given this book five stars just because he wasn’t the narrator. But I’m ready for more complexity.

Af OmG, this book was so frustrating to me! He was young and unprepared for all the emotions and mixed feelings. Kathcer later, he wishes he hadn’t.

And I just don’t think that the most interesting story to be told is about the dude who overcomes his revulsion and accepts beian he feels.

I don’t think it would have worked if Logan and Sage were both girls, but Logan wanted to be a boy. One could say that Logan was just lost, just confused, just hurt like Sage was.

The ending to the novel itself, isn’t a happy one, but I think that both characters have a better sense of who they are. As a queer reader, the tension between identifying with Logan fairly likeable, pretty well-developed, sheltered, first-person narrator and identifying with Sage “spoiler”: