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Savvy -
Savvy
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Mibs Beaumont is about to turn thirteen, which in the Beaumont family means her "savvy"-her special power-is about to strike. Her brothers' savvies let them create hurricanes and spark electricity, but Mibs has yet to learn what her savvy is. Then, two days before her birthday, her father is in a... show more
Mibs Beaumont is about to turn thirteen, which in the Beaumont family means her "savvy"-her special power-is about to strike. Her brothers' savvies let them create hurricanes and spark electricity, but Mibs has yet to learn what her savvy is. Then, two days before her birthday, her father is in a terrible car accident. He is sent to a hospital two hours from their isolated small town, and Mibs determines that she must get there, adamant that her savvy is going to help save him. She ends up on a traveling bible salesman's pink bus with all her siblings and the preacher's children, including the preacher's son, Will, who has a crush on her. The story chronicles the ups and downs of their journey to the hospital-where, in the end, Mibs's savvy (she can hear the thoughts and feelings of people with ink on their skin) helps her hear Poppa's tattoo speak and, ultimately, save his life.
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Format: Textbook
ASIN: 9780803733060
Publisher: Penguin
Edition language: English
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the book doctor
the book doctor rated it
4.0 Savvy
A lovely, lovely book. I definitely want to read the sequel to find out what happens in the future. This is well-written and the characters are quirky and real.I really do suggest you look for it at the local library :)
books and cleverness
books and cleverness rated it
3.0 Savvy
When I finished reading this, knowing it was a Newbery Honor book going into it, I had the kind of reaction that people give George Michael Bluth when he points out Ann as his girlfriend on Arrested Development: "Her?"
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it
4.0 Savvy
This was a fun little romp. The author has a playful way with words that just tickles me. Mississippi "Mibs" Beaumont is awaiting her 13th birthday with both eagerness and trepidation. In the Beaumont family, a 13th birthday activates your "savvy," giving you a special power that is uniquely your...
BookRatMisty
BookRatMisty rated it
5.0 Savvy
This is one of the most engaging stories/narrators I have read in awhile. I tried hard to think of something I didn;t like, just for some balance (not because I am such a negative person), and I still have yet to come up with something. There's a great magical realism/tall-tale feel to it, which i...
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