Book Reviews of A Crooked Kind of Perfect

A Crooked Kind of Perfect
A Crooked Kind of Perfect
Author: Linda Urban
ISBN-13: 9780152060077
ISBN-10: 0152060073
Publication Date: 9/1/2007
Pages: 224
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.9/5 Stars.
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4.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Reviewed by Cana Rensberger for TeensReadToo.com

A CROOKED KIND OF PERFECT by Linda Urban is a funny, refreshing read. Zoe's voice is so authentic it grabbed me right away. The reader will easily relate to Zoe's disappointment in getting almost what she wished for.

Zoe dreams of being a concert pianist, performing in Carnegie Hall, wearing elbow length gloves and a tiara. But when Zoe asks for a piano, she gets a Perfectone D-60 organ. Mix in an I-found-someone-better best friend, a mom who works too much, and a dad who is afraid to leave the house, and you have a delightful, flaky pastry the reader will devour. Top it off with Wheeler, the cute boy on her bus who spends more time at Zoe's house than his own, and it's an irresistible treat.

Debut author Linda Urban has whipped up a delicious, charming read not to be missed. This reader will be pleased if Ms. Urban follows A CROOKED KIND OF PERFECT with another book featuring Zoe and Wheeler.
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Fun "read". Perfect for family listening. The Dad in the story has an inability to be around people other than the family - and Zoe's friend Wheeler. This makes for some fun twists and turns in the story. A really happy tale.
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Such a fun audio book to listen to. It's really for middle-school age children but I loved it too and since it's only 3 CDs, it's a quick listen while you're in the car. It's the story of a delightful 11-year old girl named Zoe who has dreams of becoming a concert pianist. Instead of getting her a piano, her parents buy her an organ. She enters the annual Perform-O-Rama organ competition and life is never the same.

Highly recommended.
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Reviewed by Cana Rensberger for TeensReadToo.com

A CROOKED KIND OF PERFECT by Linda Urban is a funny, refreshing read. Zoe's voice is so authentic it grabbed me right away. The reader will easily relate to Zoe's disappointment in getting almost what she wished for.

Zoe dreams of being a concert pianist, performing in Carnegie Hall, wearing elbow length gloves and a tiara. But when Zoe asks for a piano, she gets a Perfectone D-60 organ. Mix in an I-found-someone-better best friend, a mom who works too much, and a dad who is afraid to leave the house, and you have a delightful, flaky pastry the reader will devour. Top it off with Wheeler, the cute boy on her bus who spends more time at Zoe's house than his own, and it's an irresistible treat.

Debut author Linda Urban has whipped up a delicious, charming read not to be missed. This reader will be pleased if Ms. Urban follows A CROOKED KIND OF PERFECT with another book featuring Zoe and Wheeler.
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This was a really great book. I enjoyed it as an adult, and I think middle school kids and even high schoolers would enjoy it.