A Crooked Kind of Perfect

A Crooked Kind of Perfect

by Linda Urban
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Overview

A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152066086
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/06/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 145,623
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.61(d)
Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Linda Urban 's debut novel, A Crooked Kind of Perfect, was selected for many best books lists and was nominated for twenty state awards. She is also the author of Hound Dog True, The Center of Everything, Milo Speck, Accidental Agent, and the chapter book Weekends with Max and His Dad, which received two starred reviews. A former bookseller, she lives in Vermont. Visit Linda online at lindaurbanbooks.com and on Twitter at @lindaurbanbooks.

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A Crooked Kind of Perfect 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 108 reviews.
Iloveanimals More than 1 year ago
This is a great book...... for children who do not need a large challenge. It has very relatable characters, yet the plot is a little off structure, I liked it personally! A wonderful book for Book Clubs, it will really get a discussion going! It is always good to be a little crooked kind of perfect!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever. I am ten and i had to read this book for battle of the books. I thought it was going to be boring but it is the best book ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LUV YHIS BOOK SO MUCH. Its a good book for young children.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book i read the sample and it was good so i can imagine the whole book will be good .......this book would be good for a high leveled fourth grader and a fith and mabey a sixth grader!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book (paperback) and loved it
Victoria Siamundo More than 1 year ago
This book show that you can't always get what you want, but if you work hard, things might just turn out your way. Life can be a crooked kind of perfect.
Book_Reviewer525 More than 1 year ago
This book was ok. I like books that have something really big or surprising and this book didn't really do that. It felt short too, like it didn't have enough, if you know what I mean.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poop and toot and burp and puke.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book and I absolutely loved it! Its not very big but its a good read! I think you should read it! :P
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great, especially is  your a music lover. If you ever feel like ready a book that involves music pick up "A Crooked Kind of  Perfect" 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Wheeler is the best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recomend you read this book you will love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this to be such a cute book aimed more towards very young adults. I enjoyed it a lot. It makes you LOL. I suggest it to anyone but it was made for children twelve and under.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the best book i have read it is so funny i think everyone should read it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It made me feel AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The age group I would recommend this to would be 8-any age who enjoy every day life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I READ THIS BOOK A WHILE AGO BUT ITS AWESOME!!!!!!! IT HAS RELATABLE CHARACTERS AND SOME HUMOROUS JOKES. A MUST BUY!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter read this book. She said that the book did not bore her and had a great ending. It was something that was not too hard to read, but was fun to read. She read this book, because she is partici[ating in her school's battle of the books. Some body told her that the book was an easy read, and something that she should read. So, she decided to. In the end, she book was a perfect fun read with a lot of interesting chapters!!! (: THANK YOU FOR READING!!! (:.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book I actually set Zoe as my role model cause she is so much like I read a hound dog true but this book is way better its really encouraging and a good read can't wait until the next one comes out on March the 5th wooooh!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amazing story! Very heart warming and inspiring! I will probably read it many more times
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5 Stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was one of the many books I picked up from the library it was entertaining and had some humor to it about a young lady who has dreams to get to Cargine Hall but she plays organ instead of the piano which she wants to play the piano.Okay I admit I did get a little bored with some of it because in some parts in novels they get carried away with usless information but ,overall it it was excellent and remember to leave out boring parts Thank You for reading and I hope to see you soon Bye! Follow your dreams;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago