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. Ingrid Law handled this story perfectly,there were so many twist's in this story and great imagery.I could NOT put this books down, it was mesmerizing . In conclusion this book really interested me, and raised multiple questions in my mind, such as "What would my Savvy be?" and "Would my Savvy be life changing?" I would really recommend this book to elementary students and above.
The story itself could have stood on its own, and with a different writing style I might have enjoyed it. I like stories of adolescents coming into a hereditary talent or power, though that's hardly an original idea.
The story focuses on the young protagonist Mississippi (Mibs) Beaumont who is rapidly approaching this fateful date.
(I can't wait to discover what Mib's quiet younger brother, Samson, will get!) A few days before Mibs' special birthday, her father is in a serious car accident and in a hospital almost 100 miles a way in Salina, Kansas. Her mom goes to the hospital with Rocket in the Rocket-powered station wagon, leaving the kids (Fish, Mibs, Samson, and baby Gypsy) at home. Mibs finds a pink bible-salesmans bus with "Salina" on the side to hide in, but Samson and Fish find her and decide to join in the impromptu journey, along with family friends Bobbi and Will Jr. The characters in this book are lovable.
Kids, please don't hitchhike aboard a stranger's bus... But...if it were up to me, this book would probably get a medal for "best concoction of invented and real words...without saying much." I fully admit that it's unique prose caught my eye in the beginning but after a while the story was so full of word fluff that when digging around for the story, I realized there wasn't very much there. (Btw Grandpa Bomba is at home with the other Beaumont sibling.) 4) Mibs discovers that her special magical power is hearing the thoughts of people through ink on their skin.
Interesting characters--Mibs, Fish, Lester, Lill, Will Junior, Bobbi, all well-developed. And this line rings true, I believe: Lester might not have looked the part of a hero, but I suppose you never can tell right off who might have a piece of Prince Charming deep down inside. But I think my favorite thought of Mibs' from the book is this one that comes about 2/3 of the way through: Maybe we all have other people's voices running higgledy-piggledy through our heads all the time.
I am not sure if this is supposed to be an adventure book or what but some, I don't know excitement would have been preferable. And really, I was excited to have them finally get off the bus, but then they got back on?
Mississippi (most commonly known as Mibs) is just about to turn thirteen. A big step in any kid's life, but in Mib's family turning thirteen means a whole lot more than becoming a teenager, you also get your savvy. Now it's Mibs turn to see what savvy she'll receive on her birthday.