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Savvy, by Ingrid Law

Ingrid Law
2008 Dial Books
Genre – Fantasy
Age – Middle School
4 Stars

The Beaumont’s get their special powers, also known as their Savvy, on their thirteenth birthday. One of her older brothers, Rocket, can manipulate electricity, while another brother can manipulate the weather. Her birthday is fast approaching, and she is anxious to learn what her special power will be. Then, two days before her birthday her father gets in a terrible accident and is in a coma almost one hundred miles away. When Mibs learns her savvy, she is certain that it will save her father. The only problem is that she has no way of getting to him, that is until a man selling pink bibles out of a pink bus comes to her rescue. Will Mibs make it all the way to see her father, and even if she does, will her Savvy help save him?

I thought this book was cute and sweet. It was completely inoffensive, and it really seemed to delve into the human experience a bit. I really enjoyed just about every character. I especially enjoyed the fact that we got to know them from Mibs’ perspective as well as their own. I loved hearing how other people think about themselves, when they think no one else can hear them. It just felt honest, like it was a no holds barred kind of story. This is one of those books that could have taken the main plot out of and I probably still would have enjoyed the everyday lives of the different characters.


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