Almost PerfecteBook - 2009
Everyone has that one line they swear they'll never cross, the one thing they say they'll never do. We draw the line. Maybe we even believe it.
Sage Hendricks was my line.
Logan Witherspoon befriends Sage Hendricks at a time when he no longer trusts or believes in people. He's drawn to Sage, with her constant smile and sexy voice, and his feelings for her grow so strong that he can't resist kissing her.
Sage finally discloses a big secret: she was born a boy. Enraged, frightened, and feeling betrayed, Logan lashes out at her–a reaction he soon desperately wishes he could take back. Once his anger cools, Logan is filled with incredible regret, and all he wants is to repair his friendship with Sage.
But it's hard to replace something that's been broken—and it's even harder to find your way back to friendship when you began with love.
"Tackles issues of homophobia, hate crimes and stereotyping with humor and grace in an accessible tone that will resonate with teens." –Kirkus Reviews
"It is Sage's story that is truly important." –SLJ
"Teens—both those familiar with transgender issues and those who are not—will welcome the honest take on a rarely explored subject." –Booklist
"A sensitive examination of the seldom treated subject of transgender teens." –VOYA
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This book is about an 18 yr old boy named logan who falls for a new girl in his class named zany, but discovers that she is a boy. At first logan is disgusted with zany for wat s/he is and for tricking him, but he can't keep himself from thinking about she/he. But he's not gay right?!. This story is filled with twist and turns about two boys finding themselves and each other
Eighteen-year-old Logan Witherspoon has just discovered that his girlfriend of three years cheated on him but things start to look up when a new student enrolls in his small-town high school. Tall, unconventionally pretty, and a bit awkward. Sage Hendricks appeals to Logan at a time when he trusts no one. And as Logan learns more about Sage, he realises that she needs a friend as much as he does, if not more. One day , he acts on his growing attraction and kisses her. Moments later, he wishes he hadn't. Sage discloses a secret: biologically, she's a boy.
Enraged, frightened, and feeling betrayed, Logan lashes out at Sage. Once his anger has cooled, however, his regrets lead him to attempt to rekindle thier friendship. Impressed that Logan is even trying to understand, Sage agrees to give him a second chance. But LOgan has no idea how rocky the road back to friendship will be, or how many unexpected, exciting, and painful places he and Sage will visit along the way.
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I coughed violently, trying to ignore the area below her neck. "Fine, fine, good to see you, didn't know you'd be here!"
"Yeah, my grade--"
"Great! Well, I'm going to see Tim!" I dog paddled off trying to think of a logical explanation for what I'd seen. Sage had breasts.
Now, from the age of about eleven, every straight guy cannot stop thinking about boobs. Dirty magazines, porno movies, swimsuit catalogs, women's health pamphlets...We drool over whatever we can get our hands on. A lucky few get their hands on the real thing. Sage had the real thing.