Monday, February 28, 2011

Savvy by Ingrid Law

I like picking up the Newbery Award winners and honor books. I don't think that being an adult stops a person from enjoying well-written children's books. So I checked out a book called Savvy by Ingrid Law.

The Beaumont children become "gifted" on their thirteenth birthday. None of them know ahead of time what their "savvy" will be. Grandpa can cause the earth to move. One brother can make weather change. Mom's ability is that she learns things very quickly causing the people around her to think she is "perfect". Mom tells her children that everyone has a savvy, it's just that theirs are a little different from most people.

Mibs is just short of her thirteenth birthday when her father gets into a terrible accident. He's in a coma at the hospital about 90 miles away. When Mibs wakes up on her birthday, she believes that her savvy is to wake things up. (This, by the way, is NOT her actual savvy.) She determines to get to the hospital to wake up her father. Thus begins a trip unlike any I've ever read about in any other book.

The sequel is called Scumble. It's a term that means getting control of your savvy.

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