Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - Daniela

Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher
Release Date: November 9, 2010

Summary: (via Goodreads) 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.

Just like Erin, I’ve been feeling a little meh about the books I’ve been seeing on the upcoming releases lists. And so, I’ve decided to give some attention to a book that’s already out in hardback, but won’t hit the market in its paperback form till November 9, 2010. The book is Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher. I’m currently reading Katcher’s earlier novel called Playing with Matches, which is about a high school boy falling in love with a badly disfigured girl. And if you read the summary of Almost Perfect that I’ve provided above, you’ll see that this author picks very difficult subjects to write about. Can you imagine the limited market among young adults for books dealing with being disfigured or transgenrered? I’m betting it’s not great…but, Katcher writes about it anyway and rightly so. These are issues that need attention.

I’m really enjoying Playing with Matches and will grab a copy of Almost Perfect just as soon as it comes out next month.

Note: Waiting on Wednesday is an ingenious idea hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.

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