Book: A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
Genre: Juvenile Fiction (younger than YA... 8-12 year old age)
For: Book Fair preparation
What a cute story this was! VERY easy reading, clever, fun characters, and a simple message. It's about an 11 year old girl, Zoe, who wants desperately bad to play the piano. However, she ends up with an organ instead. She plugs forward anyway, and gets entered into a contest. It's very stressful for her. But what's even more stressful than the organ/piano stuff is her dad. He's got some major issues. And then there's her friends who aren't really friends. So she looks elsewhere for friends and finds them in unlikely places!
Great, uplifting, wonderful story for the upper elementary age group. Hopefully I can book talk it well and kids will want to buy it.