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A CROOKED KIND OF PERFECT by Linda Urban

Zoe Elias has big musical dreams.  As soon as she gets a glossy baby grand piano, she will be on her way to Carnegie Hall.  Trouble is, what Zoe gets is a wood-grained, vinyl-seated, wheeze-bag organ.  Yet when she enters the annual Perform-O-Rama organ competition, Zoe finds that life is full of surprises–and that perfection may be even better when it’s just a little off center.  This wise and witty book about families and friendships is entertaining and a delight to read.

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina — she’s fearless.Through a boy, Bree meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild, ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul — her life.

The Leanin’ Dog by K.A. Nuzum

Eleven-year-old Dessa Dean lives with her father, a hunter and trapper, in a remote wilderness area.  Dessa Dean is so traumatized by her mother’s death that she cannot leave their cabin.  It is nearly  Christmas, but Dessa Dean has nearly given up on ever being happy again.  Suddenly, a huge fudge-colored dog bounds into Dessa’s life.  Can Dessa Dean find happiness and contentment again?

Join us on Sunday, December 12th at 2:00 to discuss this wonderful book.  Refreshments will be served.

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