A Crooked Kind of Perfect

Linda Urban (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
April 06, 2009
Pages
213
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.6 X 0.6 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780152066086

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About the Author

Linda Urban has written many award-winning books for young readers, including the novels Almost There and Almost Not, A Crooked Kind of Perfect, Hound Dog True, and The Center of Everything. For ten years, she served as marketing director at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena, California. Currently, she teaches in the Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has been visited by only one ghost, and he was not at all snooty. Visit her at LindaUrbanBooks.com.

Reviews

"What a generous spirit behind this book: one that celebrates the crooked quirks of its characters. I love Zoe's parents and her friend Wheeler, but most especially I love Zoe. She's perfect, in the most deliciously crooked kind of way."--Sharon Creech, Newbery Medal-winning author of Walk Two Moons

"An impressive and poignant debut novel . . . filled with hope and humor."--School Library Journal

"Immediately engaging . . . Zoe's world is drawn with sometimes painful precision, her emotions are revealed with empathy, and her story unfolds realistically, without the miracles she hopes for, but with small, sometimes surprising changes . . . sometimes funny, sometimes tender, this is a promising debut."--Booklist

"Short, funny chapters full of exaggeration and exasperation provide lots of laughs . . . Readers with their own dreams, weird obsessions, and quirky hobbies will be heartened by the message that a few bumps, compromises, and sour notes along the way can pay off in a major key."--The Bulletin