Crikey, I can’t believe I’ve only just got round to writing about Savvy. It seems like I read it such a long time ago on the advice from James’ cousin from America, Sabby. In no way does my lateness this reflect any lack of enthusiasm for the book, I think that I’ve just got a bit of first-term-itus which has lead me to spend lots of time in school and tire easily.
Enough about me – what about Savvy? Well, this story is about a girl called Mibs who is part of an extraordinary family, where every member on their thirteenth birthday acquires a ‘savvy’, a kind of super power which they have to discover and then learn to control. Their savvy is totally unique to them, her brother Rocket has electrical powers and her other brother Fish can control the wind and the rain, or at least he tries to control it!
As Mibs’ thirteenth birthday approaches, she becomes more anxious about what savvy she will acquire and this only spirals into further fear and confusion when her father is taken very ill. Mibs has to start her journey in discovering her savvy without the help her siblings had, but how will she make sense of the changes happening to her? How will she discover what savvy she has? Will her father get any better and could Mibs save him?
This is an enjoyable and engaging book which left me thirsty for more – Scumble, Ingrid Law’s sequel to Savvy, is on my christmas list! It was funny and I believed in the characters and their thoughts and feelings; I wanted to cuddle Mibs and tell her that everything was going to be alright. This would be a great book for you if you are a confident reader in years 5/6 or if you have liked reading books like Wonder or Because of Mr Terupt.
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