I 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”?