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Savvy (original 2008; edition 2010)

by Ingrid Law

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Title:Savvy
Authors:Ingrid Law
Info:Puffin (2010), Paperback, 368 pages
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Savvy by Ingrid Law (2008)

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Mississippi Beaumont is turning 13, and about to find out what her savvy (magical power) is. Right before her 13th birthday, her father is in a terrible accident. Mibs sets out to get to her father in trouble, along with her brothers, and some unlikely friends. This coming of age fantasy reminds us of what is really important in life.
  troberts719 | Aug 8, 2015 |
Another agent-research read. A good premise, skillfully executed -- fun for the middle school set. Obviously I have mixed feelings about homeschooling being presented as what you do when your kids can't handle being out in the real world. But at least there's a solid reason that has nothing to do with there being something "wrong" with the kids themselves. And apparently the author is a traveling homeschooler herself, yay! ( )
  Deborah_Markus | Aug 8, 2015 |
An enjoyable two day trip across Kansas and Nebraska.

No really…the whole book takes place over the course of two days as they travel on a bus from Kansas to Nebraska. Or was that the other way around? Regardless, don't expect that this book is going to take you on some grand, epic adventure around the world and across time. Instead, it's a simple tale about what makes each of us special as told through the lens of a newly 13 year old girl. The focus is on her coming of age story, and probably the most exciting part in the entire story is the search for her little brother inside of a wall. And police kicking down a door.

If you are looking for a simple story with positive morals and little drama, then this could be a fun read for you. ( )
  jms001 | Jun 14, 2015 |
Mibs has finally turned 13 and is dying to know her savvy. her brother Fish has his, which is controlling weather, and her younger brother Samson still doesn't know his yet. And on the morning of the day when she turned thirteen, Samson's dead turtle wakes up which brings Mibs to a conclusion. Her savvy must be waking things up. Her father at the time was severely hurt in a car crash and he wouldn't wake up so she needed to get to him and wake him up. But her mother had left with Fish and left to see her father in the hospital miles away so she couldn't get to him but she had to get to her father somehow so when she went to church she found a old bus that said that it was headed to the same area that her father was in so she went into the bus but when the bus driver got into the bus and was leaving he turned the wrong way! And that his how she went on a journey of a lifetime and met lots of new friends.
I liked this book because it was super suspensful and kept me reading it. I also liked this book because in the beginning of the book the book didn't really say what a savvy was and you had to keep reading to find out. ( )
  EmmaS91 | May 25, 2015 |
Although modern fantasy is not my favorite genre, I really enjoyed this book. It had enough of a modern feel without too many unrealistic events or characters. Mibs is a girl who, on her thirteenth birthday gets a "Savy" which is essentially a special power. Her savy turns out to be that she can read ink, and in turn, whoever owns the ink (handwriting, tattoos, etc.) she has the ability to mind read. I loved in the book when Mibs discovered her Savy when she see's Bobbi's angel tattoo and it talks to her saying, “She’s really very lonely, you know”and then Mibs faints. I loved the part of the book where the author writes, "You can't get rid of a part that makes you you and be happy." This was a wonderful story about family, friendship, and being happy with who you are. ( )
  tmalon4 | May 4, 2015 |
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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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