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Almost Perfect

Title

Almost Perfect

Authors

Brian Katcher

Illustrator

Cathy Bobak (design)

Publisher

Delacorte Press, Random House

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780385736640

Pages

360 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL620L

Topic

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

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother

LGBTQ+

transgender female

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

stereotyping; homophobia; hate crimes; dating (social customs); friendship; truth

Diversity Impact

direct

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