“Savvy birthdays always tend to cause a rumpus.” You can say that again. That line is spoken by Mib Beaumont’s brother in Ingrid Law’s wonderful novel, Savvy. It turns out that the Beaumont family is pretty much like everyone else, except in one significant way. When they reach the age of 13, the Beaumont kids discover their supernatural power – their savvy. And as the story opens, Mib, the novel’s main character, is just days away from turning 13. The next 300 pages (which fly by quickly) are about Mib’s discovery, and as you might expect, she doesn’t just learn about her own special powers, but lots of other things as well.
A Newbery Award Honor Book and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, Savvy is becoming a popular book for tweens, and it’s easy to see why. It has magic, a terrific main character and an adventurous road trip on a big pink bus – a combination that’s hard to beat. I’m already looking forward to the sequel, Scumble, scheduled for release in August. By the way, the book has a pretty cool website which includes a promotional video about the book. It’s worth checking-out!