- Book: Savvy
- Author: Ingrid Law
- Pages: 342 easy to read ones
- Main Character’s Age: just turned 13
I LOVED this book.
There, I said it. I love this book. It captures all the things kids want most in the world: the power to control something outside themselves. When I was younger, I would spend all my time in the car searching for a secret button or door or lever hiding in the upholstery (that means seats). I imagined all sorts of scenarios from me pushing that little screw and disappearing into a different world to me being able to read people’s minds by pressing my ear just right against the window. Sadly, I never found anything special in my car. If that special button was ever there, it never found me either. At the end of my childhood, I became a normal adult without any super powers what-so-ever.
Mibs, the main character in Savvy, is anything but normal. Her family is filled with amazing powers like catching radio waves in the air, controlling electricity, breaking into any locked place and being totally perfect. For years Mibs has waited for her birthday savvy to appear when she blew out her thirteen candles. Instead, her father gets in an accident and Mibs is left with the strange church family from town. Enter a cute boy, his nasty sister, a hibernating turtle, body-less voices and a very lame birthday party. In the midst of it all Mibs believes that she is the only one who can save her father by using her savvy. The problem is, she doesn’t know exactly what her savvy is or how to control it.
But that doesn’t stop her. In true Mibs’ fashion, she acts without thinking and sets off a chain of very uncontrollable events that barrels down the highway in a pink bus and lands her and her band of outlaws in a far-away hospital.
- Who should read this book: anyone who ever wanted to be something out of the ordinary
- Seriously: boys and girls 9 and up, their parents and their teachers
- Gold Coin Rating: 4 out of 5 for unique characters, fun writing style and satisfying ending
If you had super powers, what would they be and why? How would you use them?
Curious minds want to know.