Posted by Bethany at 3:13 AM
Age Group: 9-13
Number of Pages: 342
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.
As if waiting weren't hard enough, the family gets scary news two days before Mibs's birthday: Poppa has been in a terrible accident. MibsMibs finds herself on an unforgettable odyssey that will force her to make sense of growing up -and of other people, who might also have a few secrets hidden just beneath the skin.
Mibs, (Missouri), is about to turn 13-the day that she will receive the legendary powers of her family's legacy. The only problem is...her Mama and Rocket are gone and Miss Rosemary, Pastor Meeks wife, is throwing Mibs a birthday party at church. Rocket and Fish, Mib's two brothers, revolt, knowing that Mibs's 13th birthday party is no public affair. Savvys can be overwhelmingly powerful, and people can get hurt when Mibs receives hers. Mibs finds out that her Savvy gives her the power to understand people's inner thoughts if they have something drawn on their hand or if they have a tatoo.
Because Samson's (her little brother) turtle woke up this morning and Gypsy did,too, Mibs believes that she has the power to wake people up. Along with Bobbi and Will, (the son and daughter of Miss Rosemary and Pastor Meeks), Fish and Samson, Mibs hops on the pink Heartland Bible Supply bus to Salina, where her Father is so she can wake him up. On the journey to find her Father, Mibs learns the true power of friendship and the secret behind Will.
Savvy is a powerful, emotional story not just about the magical power of ficticious savvys, but a story about a girl who will do anything, even ride on a pink bible delivery bus to go find her Father and revive him. Savvy definitely deserves the Newberry Honor Medal it has received.
Fantasy/fiction/magical meter- 3 stars
TOTAL STARS-19 STARS=4 STARS
Lose yourself in the world of fantasy!
Until next time...
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