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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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Narrated by Lily Blau. Mib's family is unusual in that as the kids turn 13, they discover their "savvy," or a kind of special power that they must learn to live with and control. Rocket's savvy is electrical in nature. Fish causes storms. Mibs discovers her savvy is that she can hear tattoos speak. Considering this intriguing premise, I found the first 2/3 of the story rather slow. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
Savvy by: Ingrid Law
Great, cliffhanging, page turning book!

Mississippi Beaumont is turning thirteen. When Beaumonts turn thirteen, they discover their supernatural power, their savvy. But, when her Poppa is injured just before her birthday it is going to take her friends, Will and Bobbi, her family, Fish and Samson and an unspeakable adventure to make things right again.
I chose this book because the cover looked cool. I thought it would be about a lightning storm, but boy was I wrong. After reading the story, it made me want to read the second book. I liked this book for many reasons. First, I like fantasy and this book is fantasy. I also liked it because I like adventurous books. It is definitely a book worth reading. A lot has changed since I first looked at the cover.
I found this book unpredictable after reading the first few chapters. It is a cliff hanging, spine tingling, page turning book. Read this book for an unpredictable adventure!!!!! ( )
  ZariahJenkins | Dec 14, 2015 |
Ho boy is the US cover for this much better than the UK cover. Savvy is a wild magical ride with the Beaumont family, who are blessed on their thirteenth birthdays with the appearance of an unusual power or talent. Fish can call u storms, Rocket can do things with electricity, and Mibs is about to find out what hers will be. Just before her birthday, however, her father has an accident that sends him into a coma, and so Mibs must face her birthday without parents, but with a well-meaning Pastor's wife. The party is not a success and ends with Mibs, three siblings, and the pastor's children stowing away on a pink bible bus determined to get to the hospital. Unfortunately, the bus goes in completely the wrong direction.

It's a wild, fun and funny ride, but also an emotional one, as Mibs' impulsive actions threatens to bring disaster not just on her head and the heads of her family, but also on a few innocent bystanders just trying to help.

It's interesting that for a book with a supernatural set-up, it doesn't really have a supernatural plot, though the children's savvies wreak a certain amount of havoc as they go. I actually can't decide of this works or not. Does a book about a family of misfits and outsiders trying to get to see their father in hospital need a supernatural element at all? Does a book about a family of misfits and outsiders with special powers that set them apart need more of a supernatural element to drive the plot? When Mibs' savvy kicks in, she misinterprets it, and believes she can use it to wake her father, but she soon realises her mistake, so there's that, and the savvies make the journey fairly colourful, but I think you could remove them from the story and still have the same overall story. Nonetheless, it's well written, Mibs' is a great voice, and the pages turned fast and furious till the end. ( )
  Nigel_Quinlan | Oct 21, 2015 |
The book is very intriguing, the protagonist is a young girl (turning 13) and her family is "special" . Mibs must learn to control her special ability while trying to save her father and take care of other siblings. Everyone grows up a little through a crazy adventure together on a bus. A must read. ( )
  mcorbink | Sep 21, 2015 |
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 |
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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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