This winner of the first Stonewall Award for Children's & Young Adult Literature will make you marvel at the beauty of human connection and the irrepressible nature of love. 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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by Brian Tracy
by Brian Murphy, Toula Vlahou
by Karen Kingsbury
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by Christopher West
"Kirby Heyborne's performance of ALMOST PERFECT is perfect. He nails each character and delivers raw emotion without drawing attention to the performance itself. High school senior Logan's first girlfriend cheated on him. He can't get over her--until he meets Sage, a crazy, beautiful, curvy, well-muscled girl who is almost six feet tall. Sage doesn't date and won't say why. After months as "just friends," their first kiss spurs Sage to tell her secret: She was born a boy. Heyborne voices Logan's feelings of betrayal, and near-violent revulsion, with hair-raising believability. Both teens defend their sexual identities in this compelling and compassionate story about love and transgender sexuality. A.M.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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