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03 November 2009 @ 04:29 pm
#63 Almost Perfect  
Title: Almost Perfect
Author: Brian Katcher
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Date Started: Sometime last week
Date Finished: November 1st
Page Count: 368
Total Page Count: 14640
Summary: (From the book) Logan Whitherspoon recently discovered that his girlfriend of three years cheated on him. Since then-much to his friends' dismay-he has been despressed, pessimistic, and obessed with this ex, Brenda. But things start to look up for Logan when a new student breezes through the halls of his small-town high school. Tall, unconventionally pretty, and a bit awkward, Sage Hendricks somehow appeals to Logan even at a time when he trusts no one. As Logan learns more about Sage, he realizes that she needs a friend as much as he does, if not more. She has been homeschooled for several years, and her parents have forbidden her to date, but she won't tell Logan why. The mystery of Sage's past and the oddities of her personality intrigue Logan, and one day, he acts on his growing attraction and kisses her. Moments later, however, he wishes he hadn't. Sage finally discloses her big secret: she's actually a boy.
Reason for Reading: Carnegie. Plus on the back of the book he was compared to John Green.
Opinion of Book: Reading the inside of the flap, I totally thought that I knew what was going to happen, but I didn't. This book is pretty unpredictable and I liked it a lot.
Favorite Quote: "Everyone has that one line they swear they'll never cross, the one thing they say they'll never do. Not something serious like 'I'll never kill anyone' or 'I'll never invade Russia in the winter.' Usually it's something less earth-shattering.
'I'll never cheat on her'
'I'll never work at a job I hate'
'I'll never give up my dreams'
We draw the line. Maybe we even believe it. That's why it's so hard when we break that promise that we make to ourselves."
(p. 1)

"Nothing is harder than acting normal around someone you think is hot.
Strike that. Nothing is harder than acting normal around someone you think is hot, and then dissecting an amphibian together."
(p. 47-48)

"I couldn't make out what Sage was saying, but when she bent and gestured at her shoes, I realized they were speaking Clothes, the universal female language. My friend seemed quite fluent. Since I only spoke conversational Clothes, I decided not to join them." (p. 237-238)
 
 
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