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Savvy by Ingrid Law

Savvy (original 2008; edition 2010)

by Ingrid Law

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Authors:Ingrid Law
Info:Puffin (2010), Paperback, 368 pages
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Tags:Newbery, Fantasy, Responsibility

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Savvy by Ingrid Law (2008)

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I have had this book on my “to be read” pile for quite a while and I was excited to finally get the chance to read it. This is a well done middle grade fantasy book with a heavy dose of magical realism. It was well written and engaging and I enjoyed it.

I loved the family dynamics in this book and the magical ability of the Beaumont family and their Savvy powers. It was interesting to see how their Savvies affected their lives and how they interacted with other kids and people.

There is a lot in this book about being on that cusp between kid and teenager. Mib is just turning thirteen and struggling with the things she loves and thinking they are too childish. In addition to the normal aches and pains of entering her teenage years she also has to deal with getting a sort of magical power.

This is one of those middle grade books that I think adults will enjoy a lot because it deals with issues of family and relationships and dreams. However I am honestly not sure how much middle grade kids will enjoy it. I started reading it with my nine year old son and he thought it was “boring”. So this might be one of those middle grade books that adults enjoy more than kids. Or maybe it is just more well suited for older middle grade kids; kids going into their teens.

Overall the story was very engaging and a fast read. I ended up enjoying it a lot and was really sucked into the story and characters. I will probably check out the next two books in the series at some point. I would recommend to those who enjoy middle grade books with a heavy dose of magical realism that deal with family and coming-of-age. ( )
  krau0098 | Dec 26, 2016 |
exciting and magical book. ( )
  ChloeLaird | Nov 28, 2016 |
Recommended by Pam W.
  JennyArch | Aug 24, 2016 |
I'm looking for my Savvy. This should have won the Newbery Award. ( )
  judybooklady | Jun 29, 2016 |
I found this adorable and hilarious, with just enough wisdom to make it memorable. Another one I'd never have found except for goodreads members, so thank you! ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
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When my brother Fish turned thirteen, we moved to the deepest part of inland because of the hurricane and, of course, the fact that he'd caused it.
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(from the inside jacket flap) Mibs Beaumont is about to become a teenager. As if that prospect weren't scary enough, thirteen is when a Beaumont's savvy strikes -- and with one brother who causes hurricanes and another who creates electricity, it promises to be outrageous ... and positively thrilling. But Just before her big day, Poppa is in a terrible accident. Suddenly, Mibs's dreams of X-ray vision disappear like a flash of her brother's lightning: All she wants now is a savvy that will save Poppa. In fact, Mibs is so sure she'll get that powerful savvy that she sneaks a ride to the hospital on a rickety bus, with her siblings and the preacher's kids in tow. But when the bus starts heading in the wrong direction only one thing is certain: After this extraordinary adventure, not a soul on board will ever be the same.
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Recounts the adventures of Mibs Beaumont, whose thirteenth birthday has revealed her "savvy"--a magical power unique to each member of her family--just as her father is injured in a terrible accident.

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