A Crooked Kind of Perfect

A Crooked Kind of Perfect

By Linda Urban

36 ratings 19 reviews 88 followers
Interest Level Reading Level Reading A-Z ATOS Word Count
Grades 4 - 8 Grades 3 - 5 U 3.9 29052

Ten-year-old Zoe Elias has perfect piano dreams. She can practically feel the keys under her flying fingers; she can hear the audience's applause. All she needs is a baby grand so she can start her lessons, and then she'll be well on her way to Carnegie Hall.

But when Dad ventures to the music store and ends up with a wheezy organ instead of a piano, Zoe's dreams hit a sour note. Learning the organ versions of old TV theme songs just isn't the same as mastering Beethoven on the piano. And the organ isn't the only part of Zoe's life in Michigan that's off-kilter, what with Mom constantly at work, Dad afraid to leave the house, and that odd boy, Wheeler Diggs, following her home from school every day.

Yet when Zoe enters the annual Perform-O-Rama organ competition, she finds that life is full of surprises--and that perfection may be even better when it's just a little off center.

Publisher: Sandpiper
Published on 4/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 224

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i think i like this book read it its intersting.

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I loved this book it is so amazing there are so many descriptive words.

I loved this book so so so so so much!!!!!!! It is a great realistic fiction story!!! It is about a girl, who really wants to play the piano, but then she ends up playing the organ instead. In this story it tells how you don't always get exactly what you want, but sometimes, different is perfect. Since I play the piano, I know what Zoe means by you have to work hard in piano, you can't sit back and relax. My favorite character in this book is Zoe because she is very understandable about things like how when in the beginning when she couldn't get a piano, she learned the organ instead. I also liked how it ended, but I don't want to give it away.

Im not done with this book but Zoe is trying to master the Perfectone thingy. I forgot the name..

the girl doesn't really fit in she only has one best friend who dumps her for another girl.When she gets a invite to her birthday she thought they could be best friends again the she finds out that her mother invited her.

Would someone please respond to my review? I want someone who has read this to tell me if it was a good book or not? I don't want to waste time reading something I know I wouldn't like. kelsey iluvtheflowerpowerbooks

This is an amazing book, even though you posted this eight months ago. Everyone should read this!

im reading now and its really good at first i didnt get the cover but then when i started to read it i got it i just think its so good

This book has been recommend to me so many times. My friends say its a really good book...so i FINALLY decided to read it!

so far it is really good so far hahahahahahahahahahah

I like this book a lot. It gives a lot of good lessons that the main character learned and is very quirky and crazy cool! :) i love this book! :P

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