Thursday, July 5, 2012

Almost Perfect (Book Review)

Title: Almost Perfect
Author: Brian Katcher
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Source: Won from WHOLLY BOOKS! giveaway

Goodreads Summary:
Logan Witherspoon recently discovered that his girlfriend of three years cheated on him. But things start to look up when a new student breezes through the halls of his small-town high school. Sage Hendricks befriends Logan at a time when he no longer trusts or believes in people. Sage has been homeschooled for a number of years and her parents have forbidden her to date anyone, but she won’t tell Logan why. One day, Logan acts on his growing feelings for Sage. Moments later, he wishes he never had. Sage finally discloses her big secret: she’s actually a boy. Enraged, frightened, and feeling betrayed, Logan lashes out at Sage and disowns her. But once Logan comes to terms with what happened, he reaches out to Sage in an attempt to understand her situation. But Logan has no idea how rocky the road back to friendship will be.

I started and stopped this book many times and picked up many other books in between all before I got very far into the book. It was boring and corny. Logan was typical and expected. Sage wasn't even very excited in the begging. But I am so glad that I kept reading. Once I really got into I finished the rest of the book in one day. The story is harsh and realistic and raw in a way that many young adult books are afraid to be. It touches on many different tough subjects that many teens deal with growing up and paints a stark yet true to life picture of what it is like to grow up as a transgendered teen or just a confused teen in general. The book is very well written and is well worth getting through the begging bit to make it to the rest of the wonderfully told story.

Rating: 4/5

1 comment:

  1. Glad you were able to read, review, and enjoy it! Thanks for continuing to read my blog! :)