DIVerse Families
 
Almost Perfect

Title

Almost Perfect

Authors

Brian Katcher

Illustrator

Cathy Bobak (design)

Publisher

Delacorte Press, Random House

Pages

360 pages

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780385736640

Genre

realism; romance

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family Relationships; Single parent; Transgender; single mother; transgender teenager

WorldCat Annotation

With his mother working long hours and in pain from a romantic break-up, eighteen-year-old Logan feels alone and unloved until a zany new student arrives at his small-town Missouri high school, keeping a big secret.

Age Range

9-12

Family Formation

single parent

Main Character

boy to girl / boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

boy to girl transgender

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Best Books for Young Adults,2010 American Library Association; Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners,2014 YALSA-ALA; Rainbow List,2010 American Library Association; YALSA Best Books for Young Adults,2010 American Library Association; YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults,2012 American Library Association; Flume: NH Teen Reader's Choice Award, 2013; Nominee New Hampshire; Georgia Peach Teen Readers' Choice Award, 2011-2012; Nominee Georgia; Green Mountain Book Award, 2012-2013; Master List Vermont; Tayshas High School Reading List, 2011; Texas; Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, 2011 Winner United States; James Cook Book Award, 2011 Honor Book United States; Stonewall Book Award, 2011 Winner United States

Keywords

sterotyping; homophobia; hate crimes; dating (social customs)

Item Type

Fiction