A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban

crookedkindofperfect.JPGI listened to this one on tape in my car. It’s not a long book (only 3 cd’s), and I was disappointed when it ended. I would have loved to hear more about Zoe Elias, her agoraphobic father (my diagnosis), her workaholic mother (ditto), her boyfriend (?) Wheeler, and her ex-best friend Lily who suddenly cares more about fitting in than having fun. And when did wearing socks become “out”? How did Zoe miss that announcement?

Most importantly, Zoe is a musician. She’s longed for years to play the piano and become a prodigy, but instead her father brings home the next best thing: an organ – the Perfectone D-60. This thing is a monster with two tiers of keys, pedals, and a whole variety of electronic beats: rock, cha-cha, disco, you name it. Zoe is a good sport, and she doesn’t complain – much. Instead, she learns to play the Perfectone D-60 and even enters the annual Perform-O-Rama organ competition to play “Forever in Blue Jeans” by Neil Diamond. Carnegie Hall this is not. Perfect this is not. How can Zoe achieve her dreams when everything in her life is just left of center? Can “perfect” ever be “crooked”?


  1. Julia said,

    October 1, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    This book is so good!!

  2. Julia said,

    June 16, 2009 at 12:06 am

    I read this book about 3 times and it is a pretty easy read.

  3. MMS Student said,

    February 22, 2010 at 6:39 am

    I haven’t read this book before, but it looks really good and I will check it out!

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