Make this your next book club selection and everyone saves. Get 15% off when you order 5 or more of this title for your book club. Simply enter the coupon code LAWSAVVY at checkout. This offer does not apply to eBook purchases. This offer applies to only one downloadable audio per purchase. A... show more
Make this your next book club selection and everyone saves. Get 15% off when you order 5 or more of this title for your book club. Simply enter the coupon code LAWSAVVY at checkout. This offer does not apply to eBook purchases. This offer applies to only one downloadable audio per purchase. 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.
Publish date: 2008-05-01
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
bought this for my daughter to read a few years ago. It's been sitting on the shelf, but GR gives in a good review (almost 4). Abandoned because the children (actually teenagers) are written about in an oversimplified way. Not realistic characters (other than their Savvies....cool idea nonetheless)
Wonderful fantasy novel for intermediate-middle school age kids. Full of figurative language and descriptions. The characters are unique and lovable! Great read!
What a fantastic book! Entertaining, intriguing, exciting, thought-provoking and heartwarming. It's very clear why this one is a Newberry winner. I was entertained right from the start. The narrator, Mibs, is endearing and has a fascinating voice. I was intrigued as I got to learn about all of ...
This was a charming little book.I adored the voice Law used for it, and I ADORED Will Junior and how his "secret" turned out. However, most of the character's growth was horrendously predictable. The whole plot was. I knew by the first couple pages what the ending would be like, and it played out...
Another agent-research read. A good premise, skillfully executed -- fun for the middle school set. Obviously I have mixed feelings about homeschooling being presented as what you do when your kids can't handle being out in the real world. But at least there's a solid reason that has nothing to do wi...
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