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Scumble (Savvy #2)

4.03  ·  Rating Details  ·  9,677 Ratings  ·  725 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 2010)
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Abby Johnson
Jun 09, 2010 Abby Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
Nov 28, 2010 Handd51 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
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
Denise Peng
Oct 03, 2015 Denise Peng rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book Scumble by Ingrid Law is pretty good and it tells the story about a boy who gets savvies (a special power) at the age of 13. Unfortunately, he didn't get the savvy that he wanted which is super speed and he ends up getting the ability to destroy anything he wanted to. Savvies are unpredictable like that. Ledger is afraid that he will never be able to control his new savvy. He has to cope with trying not to tear everything apart. To make matters worse, a girl named Sarah Jane from the ne ...more
Mike Bievenue
Jun 20, 2016 Mike Bievenue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A boy named Ledger turns 13 years old and get this mysterious powers to destroy machines and items.
He comes from a family who all gained their weird powers when they turned 13. This book is good but not the best fantasy book i have ever read. My favorite part was when he first got his powers because I generally love super heroes and their powers and this kid kind of turned into a super hero at this point but with a weird power. I would recommend this book to someone who likes fantasy and someone
Janabi Castillo
May 23, 2016 Janabi Castillo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 18, 2014 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
May 18, 2015 Malissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, juvenile
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
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
Jul 13, 2011 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-ra, fantasy
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
Dec 29, 2012 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 16, 2015 Claire rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is the second one in the series the first on is Savvy.

Ledger's family has special powers. They are called savvy. On your 13th birthday you get your savvy. On Ledgers 13th birthday he waits to get his savvy. His dreams of his savvy are running the fastest. Instead he breaks a clock. All the pieces come out, screws and all. Ledger is frustrated his savvy is not suppose to be this. There family starts to travel to a wedding in Wyoming. Everything goes wrong. Ledger can't control his savv
Feb 29, 2016 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Savvy family tree has deep roots in Wyoming which is where Ledge finds himself traveling with his family to a Savvy Family wedding on the Flying CattleHeart ranch that has been in the family for generations. Uncle Autry runs with ranch with this twin daughters. Trouble starts when they get into Sundance and Leger runs into one of the towns crazy kids, Sarah Jane. She is trying to sell her newspaper the Sundance Scuttlebutt which is full of tall tales. Ledger knows his Savvy is breaking thing ...more
Conner Gammon
Dec 01, 2015 Conner Gammon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ledger is the main character of this story and he finds out his savvy the hard way that he can destroy, dismantle, and control mechanics. He knows the he needs to learn to control his savvy or scumble it. One day when he was going to his cousin Fish's wedding at an insect ranch owned by his uncle he met a girl named Sarah Jane Cabot. She turned out to be a reporter that reports crazy stuff and took his jar that was his grandmas before she died that could capture radio-waves and that was his gran ...more
Angelina Gegaj
Sep 23, 2015 Angelina Gegaj rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book I have read for my September book report is Scumble, by Ingrid Law. The books' genre is fantasy because it includes magic. the setting is Sun-dance, Wyoming. The main characters are Ledger kale, Uncle Autry, Sarah Jane Cabot and Mr. Cabot. This book is the second in its series, the first being Savvy. Scumble, is about a boy who will be turning 13, Ledger Kale. His family has a long line of Savvy's. A savvy is a magical power given on your thirteenth birthday. His cousin Fish is having ...more
Ryne Steinacker
A fun story, although it could have been told a bit more economically. On the flipside, I suppose this is part of the meander-y country-ish dialogue that Law is going for. The way that Ledger and Rocket manage to "scumble" (control) their gifts felt a little too easy, unfortunately. Other thoughts:

1-The junkyard-cum-sculpture workshop reminded me a lot of the film The Iron Giant.

2- Sarah Jane is kind of aggravating, and I don't feel like her character is too developed. It's not completely convin
May 14, 2015 Sebastian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The name of this book is called "Scrumble" and the author is Ingrid Law and this book is the second one after "Savvy". The plot of this book focuses on Mib's cousin which now turns thirdteen and that they need to show him how to control it so they take him to wyoming where they can show him because of the open field but nobody knew that Ledges (Mib's cousin) powers were even stronger than they expected.

I chose this book because i wanted to continue the series on where i left off and know its abo
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
Apr 02, 2011 Truly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Apr 08, 2011 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Luke R
Dec 12, 2014 Luke R rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nothing lasts forever, absolutely nothing. It is very important for everyone to realize this, especially ledger Kale. He is a 13 year old boy who has just heard about his new mystical ability (or savvy). On his extended vacation to Sundance, Wyoming he must learn to let go of his childhood and control his new abilities. From seeing his uncle's barn topple to the ground, to watching his grandfather breathe his final breath, nothing is permanent.

This is a classic all-american novel. "Scumble" is
This was a very fun book to read it is the second book of the savvy series. I have read both so far and loved both. This book has imagination type stuff because the book is about a boy who has a different family. On their thirteenth birthday they receive a special talent called a savvy some are electric some can move mountains some have powers to make people do what they want. The book is about q boy who receives his savvy and all he can do is break mechanical things with just a look and he is l ...more
Mar 19, 2016 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Haley Farrow
I sort of liked this book. It didn't really keep me hooked. I was close to abandoning it, but decided to finish it. I think I should've abandoned it. I liked his power, but definetly liked Savvy better. It sort of had a Christian world-view, but Savvy definetly had a better world view. I think boys and girls would like this book.
Tori Luongo
Feb 03, 2016 Tori Luongo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Everyone has a special ability or talent, but not as wild as Ledger Kale's. His family is blessed with natural talents called savvies. Even though he wants to show it off, Ledger has to learn how to control his talent, or scumble it. However, he's having a hard time and breaking everything. When you start to add the rest of his crazy family, plus a pushy reporter that can't know about savvies into the mix, Ledger might have a harder time than he thought scumbling his new savvy. This was a book t ...more
Dec 04, 2012 Ariana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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