Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve

Between Perfect and Real

Ray Stoeve

304 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ young adult emotional hopeful reflective medium-paced

Description

A moving YA debut about a trans boy finding his voice--and himself Dean Foster knows he's a trans guy. He's watched enough YouTube videos and done enough questioning to be sure. But everyone at his high school thinks he's a lesbian--including h...

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Community Reviews Summary of 758 reviews

Moods

emotional 91%
hopeful 64%
reflective 46%
inspiring 43%
informative 20%
challenging 16%
sad 16%
funny 13%
lighthearted 12%
tense 7%
relaxing 2%
adventurous 1%
dark 1%

Pace

medium 63%
fast 24%
slow 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 88% | A mix: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 94% | It's complicated: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 36% | Yes: 36% | No: 24% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.02

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