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Scumble (Savvy #2)

4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  7,551 ratings  ·  625 reviews
It's nine years after Savvy, and Mibs' cousin Ledge is on the verge of turning thirteen. More than anything, he wants the power to run like the wind. But when his birthday comes, he discovers that his savvy is actually making things fall apart. It starts out with small things, but then it gets worse. To top it all off, someone outside the family has witnessed his destructi ...more
Kindle Edition, 415 pages
Published August 17th 2010 by Puffin (first published July 29th 2010)
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Abby Johnson
Things start to come apart for Ledger Kale on his thirteenth birthday. Literally. In Ledger's family, kids get a savvy, a special power, on their thirteenth birthday. Ledger had been hoping for super speed, but savvies don't work that way. They're unpredictable. And Ledger's savvy seems to be the power to destroy man-made objects. After he demolishes his uncle's barn at his cousin's wedding, Ledger's parents decide it'll be best for him to spend the summer at his uncle's ranch in Wyoming learnin ...more
Kristen Jorgensen
Ledger Kale is the most recent thirteen year old of the Beaumont clan. With high hopes that his "savvy" would give him a super wondrous athletic quality Ledger anticipates his birthday to be spectacular. Unfortunately his high hopes are diminished when his savvy is a sad ability to destroy everything technological. While he deals with his inner fears of disappointing his father, who wants him to be an award winning athlete, along with his concerns of destroying all the belongings his family trea ...more
Cheryl
Too hyper for me. I mean, fast-paced and energetic is an understatement. That being said, lots of wonderful aspects for 10-14 year-olds. Magic that has nothing to do with either vampires or fairies, first crush, a real mystery (pay attention - there's clues and everything!), coming-of-age and family, and of course that hyper adventure. Girls will read it and get an insight into boys' minds, and boys will enjoy it too if they can get past the pinkish cover.

I preferred Savvy, but you don't have to
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Handd51
This is really good. The companion novel to Savvy, a Newbery Honor book maybe 2 years ago. These kids have "savvies", special powers that make thenselves known on the 13th birthday. Ledger's savvy causes mechanial things to explods, sending their component pieces flying - and he can't control it. His whole family has dealt with some savvy or other - his grandfather could move mountains, his uncle handles big bugs, his cousin is literally electric. Until they manage their own savvy, they are a da ...more
LG Buschmann
Unfortunately, I found Scumble was not as satisfying a read as Savvy. The underlying theme of both these books involves dealing with personal demons and family – the good, the bad, and the just plain weird. As part of a family filled with ostensibly more useful and controllable abilities, thirteen year old Kale is learning (not so well) to cope with his recently acquired, seemingly destructive savvy while his new-found “friend” Sarah Jane fare’s with personal and family problems of her own. In c ...more
Lynn
gr.5+ David Kremenitzer has done an excellent job of reading this fun, delightful, coming of age story about a 13-year-old boy who has to learn how to control his "savvy." I read Savvy a while ago and have been looking forward to this second book. "Scumble" can be read alone, although a few of the characters like Rocket and Grandpa Bamba, play central roles and others, like Mibs, the main character in "Savvy", make brief appearances. Even though delightful on its own, reading Savvy first, I thin ...more
Panda Incognito
Scumble is a hilarious, rollicking, fun-filled adventure. If not for the groan-inducing romance, I would have given it five stars. Brilliantly conceived and written with down-to-earth yet fanciful prose, it’s a vivid story of a boy trying to harness, or “scumble”, his “savvy”, a unique power which runs through his family, manifesting itself on each person’s thirteen birthday.

The havoc which ensues during the wedding reception scene made me giggle like a small child. The prose wasn’t overly desc
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Sarah
Ingrid Law's marvelous Newbery-honor-winning first book, SAVVY, was about just-turned-13-years-old Mibs and her journey to help her injured father. It's also about Mibs discovering her "savvy," sort of like her secret power, and discovering herself.

I liked SAVVY a lot, but SCUMBLE won my heart. It's not a sequel to the first book, but a "companion novel" about one of Mibs' cousins, a boy named Ledge who, like Mibs, has just discovered his savvy. As it is for Mibs, the savvy is not a simple "mag
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Malissa
When I read Savvy last summer I must admit that though I thought it was good I didn't *love* it for some reason. Maybe because I tend to prefer edgier fiction written for older teens, maybe it was just the wrong book at the wrong time. Nonetheless, I expected to feel the same way about Scumble. Instead I found myself really enjoying it. It's well-written, pitch-perfect, and an overall fantastic bit of magical realism for juvenile level readers. It's touching, original and really held my interest ...more
Nicole
Not a sequel, but a "companion" to Savvy. I liked this one just as much as the first one! Maybe even a little more. This one was actually a bit more exciting because of the nature of the main character's savvy (much more dangerous than mind-reading). The writing is fun and accessible but also very insightful and complex.

The ending felt a little too easy, but I am almost NEVER satisfied with endings, so this isn't a surprise. Although I thought the ending of the "love plot" was clever and hilari
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Snorkle
I was so excited to see another book after Savvy! Though I did have misgivings because I had loved Savvy so much and I wasn't sure how any other book could deliver. Thankfully this story did not disappoint! The characters provided such amusement and wonder. I loved the setting and the way people dealt with their relationships and powers. It was good to be back in this world and see it being further explored. I found myself loving the characters just as much as Savvy and I didn't want the story t ...more
Monica Fastenau
I absolutely loved Savvy, and I’ve been looking forward to reading this follow-up since I first was introduced to this crazy family. These books are all about growing up and learning to use your unique talents and gifts, but these talents aren’t like anything you’ve ever seen. I love that the savvies are hardly ever stereotypical “magical power” type stuff. For example, Ledge’s uncle is able to get insects to cooperate with his wishes, and Ledge’s cousin Rocket can cause electricity to form and ...more
Brianna Lewis
Scumble is a very good book. It is about a family who has special abilities. This book takes place at a ranch and at a home. Scumble is very action packed. This family that is in the book has a very rough life to me because of the abilities that there kids have. To know what I mean when I say abilities, you have to read the book to understand it.
In my opinion, I thought that Scumble was a great book. I am glad that I read the second book because it made more sense. This book is very descriptiv
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Robin
In her debut novel Savvy, Ingrid Law introduced us to the big, unconventional Beaumont family, in which each child manifests a unique super-power (called a "savvy") on his or her thirteenth birthday. The challenge is to recognize what that savvy is and scumble it, or figure out how to control it, before something big happens. Otherwise people could get hurt; or, even worse, outsiders might find out about the family's secret. In this sequel, we meet some of the Beaumonts again, as well as their c ...more
Truly
Scumble is a wonderful sequel the much-loved book, Savvy. One reason why I loved it is because Ledger's savvy was revealed at the beginning. The story was about how he learned to control it, rather than his waiting to find out what it was. I loved that the characters from Savvy were background characters. For example, Ledger's cousin, Fish, got married. His counsin, Tucker, was the newborn baby announced in Savvy.

I recommend Scumble to all book lovers, especially to Savvy fans.
Amy
The second in a pair of YA novels by Ingrid Law. I read and enjoyed Savvy a couple of years ago and wasn't disappointed to find Law revisiting a family who come into their 'supernatural' power at age thirteen.

In this book, we meet Ledger Kane who needs to learn to 'scumble' his newly gained talent to keep from destroying everything around him. There is 'deep' young adult writing and then there is this type which frees us to travel somewhere fanciful for a little while.
Ariana
I really liked this book. I haven't read "Savvy" but I bet it is good. You should really read this if you like fantasy. It's a book that will want you to keep reading. It is kinda long but you won't care after you start it.
Ethan Hasibuan30574
The book Scumble by Ingrid Law was an amazing book. This book had me flipping through the pages because of its amazing plot.The best part was when Jonas the main character finally turns thirteen and gets his savvy and goes on a roadtrip to his uncle's farm for a wedding. This part had amazing detail and had me on the edge of my seat the whole book. When Jonas finds out what his savvy is, or he might think, he is not happy with it. When Jonas meets a certain girl on the way he becomes friends wit ...more
Barbara Wright
I didn't read Savvy yet, but now I want to, because Scumble was a very enjoyable read. The voice of the narrator was a thirteen year old boy whose family discovers a special power on their thirteenth birthday. Ledge, the protagonist of this book, finds that his talent is destroying mechanical things when he loses his temper. Its causes many problems. Ledger, his parents, and sister travel from Indiana to Wyoming for a family wedding, and Ledger spends the summer out west enjoying the freedoms of ...more
Doris
This follow up to an earlier novel, Savvy, brings back the main character there in a quick cameo or two, so there is little relation between the two other than the premise - certain people in certain families have talents, which they call "savvies". These magical talents vary widely (and wildly), from going invisible to growing trees in seconds, to our heroes talent of breaking things.

He has to find out for himself if his savvy is a curse, or a blessing, as he struggles with friends, learning to
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Sarah
This is a great continuation of the Savvy series. However, it has the added bonus of a boy for a narrator (which is totally hard to find). This series is a perfect bridge from juvenile chapter books to teen books.

Ledge has reached his 13th birthday and is surprised to find out what his talent is. He and his father were truly hoping for super speed, but Ledge's wish isn't granted. His power seems to be taking everything around him apart. He has to get his power under control if he ever wants to
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Lauryn Olson
Apr 18, 2014 Lauryn Olson rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Lauryn by: A friend
I loved this book! It really related the crazy world we live in to how a thirteen year old sees it. This book was great and I reccomend it to people who liked the first book of the series, Savvy and other books like, fiction and awesome teen related stories! All in all it's a great book and everyone should read it! I could really relate to this book, being that I am around the same age as Mib in the story, read the book to find out who Mib is and why she has traveled on so many crazy adventures! ...more
Amber
This book was GREAT!!!!
Debbie
I loved Saavy, so I was really looking forward to reading Scumble, which is set 6 years later and focuses on a cousin of Mibs. Starting the book felt very foreign, since it centers around a family we knew little about from Saavy, but once they arrived at the ranch, all felt comfortable. I like that this plot had a control and frustration aspect, due to the saavy he did not want, and I liked the mild mystery and the romance mixed in.

I feel like Ingrid Law's character's speak to her overall philo
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Tapestrymlp
In Ledger Kale's family, when you turn 13 you get your Savvy - a special ability that can be anything from the ability to turn invisible to being able to trap radio waves in a jar. Ledge looks forward to his birthday, until his Savvy reveals itself. Not the ability to run faster than anyone, like he'd hoped, rather a tendency to destroy anything around him. Banished to his uncle's farm Ledger has to learn to Scumble his Savvy - keeping it under control even when he's stressed. That's kinda hard, ...more
Daisy
"Nine years after Mibs Beaumont's savvy adventure, her cousin Ledger Kale is getting his savvy. . ." Yay! I'm returning to the world of the lovely old Beaumont family with their awesome savvies! First thing to realise: Nine years is a pretty long time. Mibs is now 22, Fish is 23, Rocket is 28, Gyspy is 12, and that cute little shy seven year old Samson from Savvy is now 16!

I loved coming back to the story of Savvy and feeling the heart-warming glow that surrounds each page of the book. My favour
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IndyPL Kids Book Blog
Ledger Kale is a young cousin of Mibs Beaumont from the book Savvy. If you’ve read Mibs’ story, you understand that their family is pretty special. In Mib and Ledger’s family, turning 13 is more than just growing into your natural talents, like playing the violin or scoring soccer goals or being good at listening to other people’s troubles.

In their family turning thirteen means growing into your savvy. A savvy is a kind of magical power: one of their aunts can step back in time, a cousin can mel
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Josiah
Ingrid Law has a very Newbery-friendly style to her writing, which makes me think that one of those coveted gold Newbery Medals is probably going to be a part of her future in literature, at some point. She knows how to play the right notes to affect the mind and the heart, to simultaneously provide deep thoughts for one's careful consideration and emotional pathos that digs down through all of our layers of protection, speaking directly to the soul.

Taking place nine years after Mibs Beaumont
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Charlyn  Trussell
Nine years after cousin Mibs came into her savvy, Ledger Kale has his thirteenth birthday and finds his savvy--a seemingly uncontrollable ability to cause things to fall apart. When his family heads to Wyoming for his cousin's wedding, Ledge tries unsuccessfully to keep his savvy undercover. Sarah Jane, a budding journalist and daughter of the town's wealthiest citizen, sees Ledge totally destroy a motorcycle, so she stows in the back of the Kale van to uncover more of this strange family and th ...more
Sandy
Sequels have a tendency to make me nervous. Will the new installment live up to the first? Will it be a carbon-copy attempt with little in the way of new ideas? Or will the quality go down as the author attempts to pump the new book out as quickly as possible, secure in the knowledge that fans of the first book will flock to it no matter what. I worry about these things. Somehow it's worse when I really, really loved the first book.

Fortunately, my worries proved to be completely unfounded with t
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