He buys her a Perfectone D-60. An Organ.
Zoe is doing her best to cope with the Perfectone, her strange dad, workaholic mom, and ex-bestie Emma Dent, but its hard being a piano prodigy with an organ in tow.
A Crooked Kind of Perfect was a quick, adorable read. It really hit me with all the musical stuff, because I play flute and sometimes feel like I deserve to be amazing without practicing, so it was very affecting as well. Zoe had some dimension, but as this is a children's book she doesn't need to be really developed. There wasn't really one point I could call the 'climax'. Rather than a mountain of a story arc, it was more a little hill. The ending was cute and realistic, but a little disappointing for me.
Overall, Urban has written a great book for children, musically inclined or no.
And the title and cover are just brilliant and fit perfectly.
Star: 5 (Children)/3 (YA)
Length: 224 Pages (reads like 150)
Read-a-like: Umbrella Summer (coming this summer)