A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
Zoe Elias has big plans to become a concert pianist, just as soon as she gets a glossy baby grand to play on. Instead she gets an old wheeze-bag organ, "The Perfectone D-60, along with a lesson book from the seventies.
How will she ever be discovered as a prodigy, when she has so many things against her? Life is difficult for Zoe and nothing turns out as it should to her way of thinking.
Her dreams are looking pretty lopsided, until she enters the Perform-O-Rama, where Zoe discovers that life can be full of surprises, and maybe she will find just what she is hoping for.
Watch out, Carnegie Hall, here comes Zoe!
This is a very fun story about searching for what you want then finding what you want although it is not what you thought.
Caudill Nominee 2010