A Crooked Kind of Perfect

A Crooked Kind of Perfect

Book - 2007
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Ten-year-old Zoe Elias, who longs to play the piano but must resign herself to learning the organ, instead, finds that her musicianship has a positive impact on her workaholic mother, her jittery father, and her school social life.
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, c2007
ISBN: 9780152060077
Branch Call Number: URBAN
Characteristics: 213 p. ; 20 cm

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cowz
Apr 25, 2012

AWESOME BOOK READ IT!

( P.S. I'm awesome!)

olson_ys Feb 20, 2012

Ten-year-old Zoe Elias has big dreams. She wants to be the next piano prodigy, the next Vladimir Horowitz. Unfortunately the instrument she is stuck with is not the shiny baby grand she has dreamed of. It is the Perfectone D-60; a wheezing wood-paneled organ better suited to performing television theme songs than classical compositions. Zoe tries to embrace the organ her father has given her but it is just one of the problems that have popped up in her life. Her best friend has ditched her for someone new, a strange classmate keeps following her home after school, her workaholic mother is never home and her reclusive father is obsessed with baking. But despite these problems, Zoe decides to give the organ one more chance and before long she is competing at the Perform-a-Rama…and having a great time. This is an easy and fun read with a great lesson about holding onto your dreams and accepting the imperfections that make life so interesting.

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elloyd74
Aug 15, 2009

Zoe wants a piano more than anything, but her father purchases a giant hokey Perfectone organ with preset rhythms and voices. Now she must scale the mountain known as Neil Diamond's "Forever in Blue Jeans" to perform in a Perfectone competition, all while trying to keep the peace between her sweet, agoraphobic shut-in father and her overworked, always-at-the-office mother. I listened to this on CD and really enjoyed it.

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Jul 25, 2015

aimplett thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

VeganGreen Oct 17, 2009

VeganGreen thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 11

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