Friday, May 30, 2008

Savvy by Ingrid Law

"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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Abstract:
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.


Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers; 343 pages


18 comments:

Jen said...

Sure hope this one makes the list-- couldn't put it down! I liked the premise, and I was touched by the characters. I especially enjoyed Lill and her ability to see the good in Lester.

Heather said...

I enjoyed this one too.

Vicky said...

Our staff at this library loved this book. It is a first published book by Ingrid Law who just happens to live close by in Boulder, CO. I have recommended it to several girls and will continue to do so. It is a great book.

marra said...

How wonderful to have a savvy, and not have it ever once feel like a super-power! That made it all seem just a bit more possible, which of course makes it all the more intriging. What struck me the most however was the ending. It was happy and neat, but it doesn't feel "perfect." Which just made this book seem all the more real.

Anonymous said...

I also enjoyed this book a lot. It had fantasy elements to it, but it also was very realistic. Marra put it a great way about how wonderful it was to have a savvy but not have it feel like a super-power.

Jill said...

This is one of my favorites so far! I thought the characters were great, and the story funny and inspiring. Mibs was a great main character, and all of the supporting characters were right there with her! Definitely in my top 3!

Jacquie said...

"Momma exhaled a long,slow breath,like she was singing the last note of a lullaby . . ." I loved the words, the characters, the story, and the theme. Thumbs up!

Amy said...

I am not a fan of fantasy, but couldn't put this one down. Do you think readers of both genders would enjoy this book equally?

DaNae said...

I really think it stinks that when I turned 13 I didn’t get a super power. What a great idea for a story. This book was a lot of fun to read. It moves radidly from being a family drama, to a great road trip adventure, picking up eccentric and fascinating characters as it careens down the highways. The use of folksy language is delightful, and gives Mib's first-person narration a sense of a grounded individuality.

Mary said...

DaNae --

Maybe you got a super power at 13 and you just haven't discovered what it is yet! (I'm still waiting to discover what MINE is... I'm convinced we all have at least one.)

Mary R. wisher of a savvy age 10 said...

I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!! One of my favorites of all time. I started one day and finished it that night. Amazing story, great characters, and I could visulize everything very clearly in my head. Could be a winner.

Peter R, 13 Birdman said...

Savvy was a great read and I reccomended it to my little sis. She enjoyed it as much as I did. This was a very good book and I wish I had a savvy. Flying would be so cool. Unfortunately I have not figured my savvy out yet. This is definitely an award winning contender.

Teresa said...

I look forward to discussing this one further. Lots to recommend it.

Clare said...

Ok, so this is one of my favorites thus far! I loved this book! I’m pretty sure that my savvy has not yet “emerged” but I would like it to have something to do with organizing.

Anonymous said...

Savvy was the best book I read out of all the others.

McKay said...

Savvy was a great book. It was very adventurous and really fun. I now wish that I had a Savvy myself. When I started to read this book I couldn't take my eyes off of it. It was a great book!

Anonymous said...

my school did a mock newbery too. i read savvy,seer of shadows, and brooklyn bridge. i loved savvy the most. it won our mock newbery!!!

Anonymous said...

My school did a mock Newbery too! I read Savvy and I LOVED it. I
thought it was a very good book. I liked how it gave the perfect amount of detail. Not to much, not to little.