Savvy (Savvy #1)
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 enou...more
In the book Savvy Mibs lives between Nebraska and Kansas, she is no ordinary girl. In her family at the age of thirteen everybody gets their Savvy. On her older brothers thirteenth birthday his savvy was to control electri...more
The story itself could have stood on its own, and with a different writing style I might have enjoyed it. I like sto...more
It's writing like this that makes Savvy fun and quirky. Law especially captures the as the main character, a young girl named Mississippi (Mibs) Beaumont.
Mibs and her family share a special secret: that on their 13th birthday they get a certain power. For example, Mibs' brother Fish can cause hurricanes and thunderstorms, and her other brother Rocket can generate electricit...more
While the story concept is intriguing, it's Ingrid Law's writing that made the story shine. She has a wonderful savvy for words, if you will. Mib's description of her father, for instance: He was...more
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. A savvy is a special power you have and for everyone it's different. Mib's...more
It's chock-full of delicious words & phrases:
This was a really fun book to read.
Mississippi, aka Mibs, and her family each get a magical gift, called a savvy, on their thirteenth birthday. Rocket, Mibs's brother, has the savvy of being able to control electricity. He is a lot like those comic book heroes, good-looking with electric sparks coming off of his hands. At thirteen, her other brother, Fish, found out that he can control weather, especially causing water storms. So at thirteen the ki...more
Savvy is the story of Mibs (Mississippi) Beaumont and her rather unusual family. At 13, every member of the Beaumont family discovers they have a "savvy," a special power of so...more
The road trip...more
Mibs, the protagonist of Savvy, comes from a family that has many special attributes. Her grandfather can move mountains, one of her brothers causes storms, and her other brother can create electricity. As you can imagine, she has much to live up to.
The most interesting parts to me were about the relationship between Mibs and her perfect mother; I would have liked to see that explored a lot more. I guess this is good fluff with some meat, and I would have enjoyed...more
I actually had to look up the criteria for a Newberry Medal after reading this. Even as an "honor" medal, I couldn't believe that it deserved the title of "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." But I guess that's not really up to me, it's up to 15 people to decide.
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 adm...more
This book was greaat, there was so much acti...more
The main character in the book is a young girl named Mississippi, but everyone calls her Mibs. Mibs is about...more
Mississippi "Mibs" Beaumont is awaiting her 13th birthday with both eagerness and trepidation. In the Beaumont family, a 13th birthday activates your "savvy," giving you a special power that is uniquely yours. Each person's savvy is always a big surprise, so the family always gets a little nervous as the big day approaches. What will that child's new power be, and will she/he be able to "scumble"(control) i...more
Savvy opens right before Mibs Beaumont's thirteenth birthday. She's understandably excited, wondering what her savvy will be. R...more
Just days before Mibs' very special birthday, though, her father gets in a terrible car accident, and the outlook, well. It's not good. Her mother and oldest brother head to the nearest city while Mibs and the rest of her siblings are stuck in the c...more
It could only get better as these kids got older. Savvies. Causing a little breeze in a former hurricane-less town is the product of a balanced breakfast, and some hyper-active genes. I used to have a fascination with this stuff when I was a kipper. Perhaps being the definition of "knee-high" gave me a little inspiration to assert my very own super powers....more