Savvy

Savvy

Hardcover, 342 pages

Published May 1st 2008 by Dial Books

Description

For generations, the Beaumont family has harbored a magical secret. They each possess a "savvy" -a special supernatural power that strikes when they turn thirteen. Grandpa Bomba moves mountains, her older brothers create hurricanes and spark electricity . . . and now it's the eve of Mibs's big day.

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Naomi Licon

The book Savvy by Ingrid Law is a fantastic fantasy novel.It's about a girl named Mibs who is turning thirteen, and in her family, turning into a teenager means that she will receive her special ability called a Savvy. It's a great novel filled with a bunch of fun adventures.

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Claire

Meh. I wanted to like Savvy, but it felt manipulative and overwritten to me... the same vibe I got from

and

. This one, not surprisingly, is a Newbery contender as well. A florid style, faux vernacular, and over-the-top alliteration (and cutesy vocabulary) does not equal lit......more

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Nicholas

is the new book from up and coming author author: Ingrid Law]. The book is an intriguing look into the life of an

special family known as the Beaumont's. The Beaumont's are endowed with what they refer to as their own personal "Savvy," some type of supernatural power that they develop o......more

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Pricky

Kids, please don't hitchhike aboard a stranger's bus...

I actually had to look up the criteria for a

after reading this. Even as an "honor" medal, I couldn't believe that it deserved the title of "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." But I gu......more

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Julia

"Monday through Wednesday, we called our thin stretch of land Kansaska. Thursday through Saturday, we called it Nebransas."

It's writing like this that makes Savvy fun and quirky. Law especially captures the as the main character, a young girl named Mississippi (Mibs) Beaumont.

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LyraFirefly

This book

exceeded my expectations! I haven't really read books with this kind of plot, and it was interesting for me to read. It seems like such a stereotypical type of story if you read something like a summary, but reading this book on its own is kind of its own thing. I also like th......more

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babyhippoface

I liked just about everything about

Interesting characters--Mibs, Fish, Lester, Lill, Will Junior, Bobbi, all well-developed. I really enjoyed getting to know these characters. I had high hopes for Lester, smiled when Lill brought out the best in him, and worried when trouble met the bi......more

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Claire Epperson

Wow. Just wow. This book - so disappointing. Just wow.

This was the book we read for book club and I had to force myself through it. I mean, really? On like page 150 they were still on the bus! I am not sure if this is supposed to be an adventure book or what but some, I don't know excit......more

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The Dusty Jacket

There are certain things that the Beaumont family knows about secrets: they need them, they have them, and they keep them. In just a few days, when Mibs turns 13, she’ll join her mother’s side of the family and will have a secret of her very own. That’s when she’ll get her own savvy and her world—as......more

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Cara

I picked this up because of a strong recommendation and when I heard some of it was set in Kansas I was sold. Since I'm a native Kansan I knew I was going to like the book even more because of that little fact.

Mississippi (most commonly known as Mibs) is just about to turn thirteen. A bi......more

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