You only hurt the ones you love.
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.
©2011 Brian Katcher (P)2011 Listening Library
"An accessible tone that will resonate with teens." (Kirkus Reviews)
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"Great story, bad ending--not worth reading."
In YA books, it 's typicall that the characters come of age or grow both gaining and losing something. In Almost Perfect, the 2 main characters loss everything without any of them gaining experience. Logan's wrong decisions lead both of them to a disastrous ending where Sage is about give up all for what she has been fighting all her life (it's not clear whether she did) and Logan gets no learning and thus doesn't grow as a person. The ending was soooo bad it runied the whole novel. Okay, this is not a Disney Princesess story, but please don't obliterate the main characters.
Most likely not. If his other novels are like this one, where a very good plot is ruined by a crappy ending, I 'm not interested.
This is a spoiler. Don't read beyond if you prefer to learn by yourself.
The love scene at the university campus. Wondefull scene!
The plot is actually good and is well knitted, but the ending is sooo bad that I ended up angry. Not worth reading.
Don't buy this book unless you enjoy sad endings where all the characters' hopes end crushed beyond repair.
"Takes teen angst to a new level"
The character of Sage was so lovable I dreaded the inevitable moment of revelation. For the first time I understood how transgendered people might feel, and I learned something from living through Logan's doubt and rollercoaster emotions about my own prejudices.
Sage was my favorite even though we experienced everything through Logan's eyes. Vulnerable yet strong and always lovable. could she be realistic? I don't know.
Logan was the best performance. I think every girl wants a boyfriend like Logan.
I think it was when he was driving her to the hospital and realized he was overcome with emotion.
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