Where The Wolves Read

A blog where I review mostly books. I also review, if my appetite allows, movies, music, and video games. Enjoy the feast!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Savvy by Ingrid Law

Summary: 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.

Review: This was a cute, middle-grade book that I think many will enjoy. Mibs is a cute character and watching her mature during the book was really enjoyable. A lot of the characters had to grow up on this adventure that they had which is good because the characters have ages between 8 and 16.
I really liked that kids could probably relate to the characters in this story over characters in other fiction books like Harry Potter. Savvy talks a bit about family structures and verbal abuse in a way that children can understand. 4/5