by Ingrid Law
A Mother Daughter Book Club meeting for this book was held October 8, 2015.

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.

book 1 in the Savvy series

Newbery Honor 2009

Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians

Lorna rated it ★★★★★ and said, “I really liked this book. Very clever and original.”

Miranda rated it ★★★★ and said, “I read this as part of a mother-daughter book group, and the girls had plenty to talk about in wondering what their own savvies could be and how this is somewhat reflected in real life in the various talents individuals have. A great group read, and one that that readers who like a little light fantasy in their books will really enjoy.”

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