Don't you just love that name? Savvy, by Ingrid Law. And look at the cover. I knew I was gonna like this book.
It's mostly about Mibs Beaumont (that's short for Mississippi). She's about to turn 13, and in the Beaumont family that means she's about to get her savvy. Her brother has what you might call an electric personality. Her grandmother captured radio waves in jars. What will her savvy be? And how will it help Mibs in her quest to help others?
This book is full of scumbly-bumbly adjectives and such. It's quite fun to read, and I thoroughly love the Beaumont family. There are some great savvies, too. The best part of the book was going along with Mibs as she figures out what's going on and how to make things right. She's no dummy, and she's got a pack of people to help her out. The pacing in the book was great -- by 3/4 of the way through you're just dying to know how it all works out. Recommended wholeheartedly.