• J.Manning

A Crooked Kind of Perfect

Urban, L. (2007). A Crooked Kind of Perfect. Orlando: Harcourt.

Have you ever had a dream that once you started to achieve was much harder than you ever thought? Zoe wanted to play piano on the Carnegie Hall Stage, but being that only one of her parents worked she started on a paper practice piano sheet. Until one day her dad couldn't say no, which we find is actually a problem for him, to the pushy keyboard salesman. She begins keyboarding lessons thinking she is a prodigy and is let down again when the teacher says she is just like everyone else when they begin to play. It isn't until she is having fun with her father that her teacher sees some real talent beneath the surface. Through hard work and help from new friends Zoe realizes that she will have to work hard, but nothing is impossible.

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