Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Book Review: Almost Perfect

Title Almost Perfect

Author Brian Katcher

Release Date October 13, 2009

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.

I find it really disappointing that there's a huge spoiler in the summary. I feel like I would have enjoyed the book more if I didn't know Sage's big secret going into the book.

I have very mixed feelings about Almost Perfect. It was one of those books that I couldn't put down until I finished it, but there wasn't anything that was particularly amazing about it. I really wanted to like it more than I did. I'm not sure where it fell flat for me, but it did.


3 out of 5 stars


  1. Whole time I was writing that book my editor kept reigning me in, making sure I didn't give away Sage's secret. Then the publisher decided to include a rather major spoiler on the jacket. Every time I give someone a copy, i warn them not to read it (the summary, not the book).

  2. I really feel like that was a big mistake on the publisher's part. :(

    Thanks for taking the time to comment on my review and let me know who was responsible for my sadness. Haha.


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