Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What I'm Reading Wednesday


A CROOKED KIND OF PERFECT by Linda Urban
(Sandpiper, 2007)

"I was supposed to play the piano.
The piano is a beautiful instrument.
Elegant.
Dignified. 
People wear ball gowns and tuxedos to hear the piano. 
With the piano, you could play Carnegie Hall."

States ten-year-old Zoe Elias who dreams of having her own piano and being called a prodigy. But the terrible truth is Zoe ended up with a wood-grained, vinyl-seated, wheeze-bag organ instead of a glossy baby grand. All because her Dad, an impulsive (if not compulsive) shopper couldn't resist a certain mall organ's catchy boompa sound. With encouragement from her teacher, Zoe enters the annual Perform-O-Rama organ competition. It's not Carnegie Hall, but it may be perfect enough.

I fell in love with Zoe and hope you'll find her endearing, too. Note Ms. Urban's newest book THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING releases March 5.

~Kristin




1 comment:

  1. I haven't read this one, Kristin. Thanks for the recommendation! :o)

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