April 20, 2013
A Crooked Kind of Perfect - by Linda Urban
This is the story of Zoe, a ten-year-old girl who dreams of one thing: Becoming a piano prodigy and playing at Carnegie Hall. When her agoraphobic dad (he's afraid of leaving the house) buys her a wheeze-bag organ instead, she is sure things can't get any worse. With her mom spending every spare moment at work, and class tough-guy Wheeler following her home, things get even stranger for Zoe. How can a normal girl possibly deal with an organ, misguided parents, and this strange new friend? By finding out that the world can be perfect after all, just in a slightly crooked way.
This is a delightful story about not just dealing with the life you're given, but finding a way to thrive. Zoe thinks she's just a normal girl surrounded by oddballs, but to the readers, they all become heroes.