Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher

Available At: Aspen Valley (HS), Pine Creek, Rampart

Categories: Cursing, LGBTQ+, Sexual, Violence

Description: A teenage boy falls in love with a transgender male.

YA Label?: Sometimes

Notes: Contains sexual nudity; sexual activities; alternate gender ideologies; and profanity.

Violations (Miller Test [MT] & Colorado Obscenity Test [CD])

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Page 101: “’I…’ She swallowed, took a deep breath, and closed her eyes, ‘I’m a boy.’”

Page 102: “Now my mental images of her naked body filled me with horror. Big, hairy balls. An eight-inch cock. Flat, hairy chest and hairy back. And I had kissed her. No, not her. Him.”

Page 197: “Sage had breasts. …Sage had the real thing. I bobbed by the rope that separated us from the deep end and stared at her. She was all the way in the water, though it only came up to her navel. They bunchy swim skirt completely obscured her crotch. Her tits, however, we almost on display. That whole story about her being a boy was a lie! …They must be real. That bikini left little to the imagination, and besides, her headlights were on.”

Page 247: “I removed my shirt and sat next to Sage. She smiled at me. When I tried to kiss her, she fell backward onto the bed, her body on full display. She was mine, if I wanted her. I touched her skin. ‘Logan?’ ‘Yes. Sage?’ God, why were we talking now? ‘Please be gently. It’s my first time.’ I kissed her. But not on the mouth. ‘“’Mine too.’”

Page 264: “I can’t tell my sister I was willingly kissing a guy. She’ll think I’m a queer.”

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