Savvy

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Dial Books for Young Readers, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 342 pages
129 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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The writing style wasn't rushed by any means. - LibraryThing
A light read , the ending is a bit disappointing. - LibraryThing
I did not like the writing of the story. - LibraryThing

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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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User Review  - jms001 - LibraryThing

An enjoyable two day trip across Kansas and Nebraska. No really…the whole book takes place over the course of two days as they travel on a bus from Kansas to Nebraska. Or was that the other way ... Read full review

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 20
177
Section 21
184
Section 22
194
Section 23
202
Section 24
210
Section 25
217
Section 26
228
Section 27
240

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 28
250
Section 29
258
Section 30
269
Section 31
276
Section 32
286
Section 33
293
Section 34
303
Section 35
316
Section 36
333
Copyright

About the author (2008)

Ingrid Law has sold shoes, worked in a bookstore, helped other people get jobs, and assembled boxes for frozen eggplant burgers. She and her twelve-year-old daughter live in Boulder, Colorado, in a lovely old mobile home that they like to believe is a cross between a spaceship and a shoe box. They enjoy writing on its walls and painting on its ceiling, and have two harps, a flute, and a ukulele, as well as a fondness for muffins.

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