Savvy

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Penguin, May 1, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 368 pages
131 Reviews
A vibrant new voice . . . a modern classic.

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. Mibs develops the singular mission to get to the hospital and prove that her new power can save her dad. So she sneaks onto a salesman’s bus . . . only to find the bus heading in the opposite direction. Suddenly Mibs 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.

 

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User Review  - jennk - LibraryThing

I found this book interesting and entertaining. I read a while ago, so I can't go into much detail. Even so, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys fantasy and/or likes the idea of having special powers. Read full review

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User Review  - troberts719 - LibraryThing

Mississippi Beaumont is turning 13, and about to find out what her savvy (magical power) is. Right before her 13th birthday, her father is in a terrible accident. Mibs sets out to get to her father in ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
12
Section 3
21
Section 4
27
Section 5
35
Section 6
46
Section 7
54
Section 8
62
Section 21
184
Section 22
194
Section 23
210
Section 24
2-17
Section 25
2-28
Section 26
2-40
Section 27
2-50
Section 28
2-58

Section 9
74
Section 10
83
Section 11
90
Section 12
104
Section 13
111
Section 14
120
Section 15
130
Section 16
137
Section 17
144
Section 18
155
Section 19
166
Section 20
177
Section 29
2-69
Section 30
2-76
Section 31
2-86
Section 32
2-93
Section 33
303
Section 34
316
Section 35
333
Section 36
343
Section 37
345
Section 38
346
Section 39
353
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About the author (2008)

Ingrid Law received a Newbery Honor for Savvy, her first book. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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