A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
I listened to the audiobook of this one, and reviewed it here. But I enjoyed it so much, it's worth mentioning again. It's a pitch perfect debut and I can't wait to read more from Linda Urban. Zoe dreams of playing piano at Carnegie Hall, but then her father buys her an organ. There's a lot packed into this one-Zoe's relationship with her father, a friendship (and possible romance) with a boy at school, and her organ lessons and upcoming
performance in the "perform-o-rama." It's a sweet, touching story that tweens, and older, can surely relate to.
Emma-Jean is one of my favorite tween characters ever. Some reviewers have tagged her as autistic, but the reader can decide from themselves as they read about the smart, and socially awkward, Emma-Jean. Emma-Jean is another charming read that will stick with you. I'm looking forward to catching up with Emma-Jean again in the sequel, Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love, which came out in May.