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.