Savvy

Savvy

by Ingrid Law

Paperback

$8.99 View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Tuesday, July 2

Overview

A Newbery Honor Book

Thirteen is when a Beaumont’s savvy hits—and with one brother who causes hurricanes and another who creates electricity, Mibs Beaumont is eager to see what she gets. But just before the big day, Poppa is in a terrible accident. And now all Mibs wants is a savvy that will save him. In fact, Mibs is so sure she’ll get a powerful savvy that she sneaks a ride to the hospital on a rickety bus with her sibling and the preacher’s kids in tow. After this extraordinary adventure—full of talking tattoos and a kidnapping—not a soul on board will ever be the same.

A Discussion Guide to Scumble and Savvy by Ingrid Law

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142414330
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 03/23/2010
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 25,535
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 1070L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ingrid Law received a Newbery Honor for Savvy, her first book. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Read an Excerpt

Savvy - Chapter One

wHen my brotHer FisH turned tHirteen, we moved to the deepest part of inland because of the hurricane and, of course, the fact that he’d caused it. I had liked living down southontheedgeofland,nexttothepushing-pullingwaves. I had liked it with a mighty kind of liking, so moving had been hard—hard like the pavement the first time I fell off my pink two-wheeler and my palms burned like fire from all of the hurt just under the skin. But it was plain that fish could live nowhere near or nearby or next to or close to or on or around any largish bodies of water. Water had a way of triggering my brother and making ordinary, everyday weather take a frightening turn for the worse.

Unlike any normal hurricane, fish’s birthday storm had started without warning. One minute, my brother was tearing paper from presents in our backyard near the beach; the next minute, both fish and the afternoon sky went a funny and fearsome shade of gray. My brother gripped the edge of the picnic table as the wind kicked up around him, gaining momentum and ripping the wrapping paper out of his hands, sailing it high up into the sky with all of the balloons and streamers roiling together and disintegrating like a birthday party in a blender. Groaning and cracking, trees shuddered and bent over double, uprooting and falling as easily as sticks in wet sand. Rain pelted us like gravel thrown by a playground bully as windows shattered and shingles ripped off the roof. As the storm surged and the ocean wavestossedandchurned,spillingragingwateranddebris farther and farther up the beach, Momma and Poppa grabbed hold of fish and held on tight, while the rest of us ran for cover. Momma and Poppa knew what was happening. They had been expecting something like this and knew that they had to keep my brother calm and help him ride out his storm.

That hurricane had been the shortest on record, but to keep the coastal towns safe from our fish, our family had packed up and moved deep inland, plunging into the very heart of the land and stopping as close to the center of the country as we could get. There, without big water to fuel big storms, fish could make it blow and rain without so much heartache and ruin.

Settling directly between Nebraska and Kansas in a little place all our own, just off Highway 81, we were well beyond hollering distance from the nearest neighbor, which was the best place to be for a family like ours. The closest town was merely a far-off blur across the highway, and was not even big enough to have its own school or store, or gas station or mayor.

Monday through Wednesday, we called our thin stretch of land Kansaska. Thursday through Saturday, we called it Nebransas. On Sundays, since that was the Lord’s Day, we called it nothing at all, out of respect for

His creating our world without the lines already drawn on its face like all my grandpa’s wrinkles.

If it weren’t for old Grandpa Bomba, Kansaska-Nebransas wouldn’t even have existed for us to live there. When Grandpa wasn’t a grandpa and was just instead a small-fry, hobbledehoy boy blowing out thirteen dripping candles on a lopsided cake, his savvy hit him hard and sudden—just like it did to fish that day of the backyard birthday party and the hurricane—and the entire state of Idaho got made. At least, that’s the way Grandpa Bomba always told the story.

“Before I turned thirteen,” he’d say, “Montana bumped dead straight into Washington, and Wyoming and Oregon shared a cozy border.” The tale of Grandpa’s thirteenth birthday had grown over the years just like the land he could move and stretch, and Momma just shook her head and smiled every time he’d start talking tall. But in truth, that young boy who grew up and grew old like wine and dirt, had been making new places whenever and wherever he pleased. That was Grandpa’s savvy.

My savvy hadn’t come along yet. But I was only two days away from my very own thirteen dripping candles—though my momma’s cakes never lopped to the side or to the middle. Momma’s cakes were perfect, just like Momma, because that was her savvy. Momma was perfect. Anything she made was perfect. Everything she did was perfect. Even when she messed up, Momma messed up perfectly.

I often reckoned what it would be like for me. I pictured myself blowing out the candles on my cake and fires dying in chimneys across four counties. Or I imagined making my secret birthday wish—getting my cheeks full and round with air—then floating up toward the ceiling like my very own happy birthday balloon.

“My savvy is going to be a good one,” I told my brother Rocket. “I just know it.”

“Girls don’t get the powerful jujubes,” said Rocket, running one hand through his dark shock of unkempt hair with a crackle of static. “Girls only get quiet, polite savvies—sugar and spice and everything humdrum savvies. It’s boys who get the earthshaking kinds of savvy.”

I had scowled at my brother and stuck out my tongue. Rocket and I both knew that there were plenty of girls climbing round our family tree that had strong and sturdy savvies, like Great-aunt Jules, who could step back twenty minutes in time every time she sneezed; or our second cousin Olive, who could melt ice with a single red-hot stare.

Rocket was seventeen and full of junk that I wasn’t allowed to say until I got much, much older. But he was electric through and through, and that had always gone to his head. for fun, Rocket would make my hair stand on end like he’d rubbed it with a balloon, or hit fish with a wicked zap from the other side of the room. But Rocket could keep the lights on when the power went out, and our family sure liked that, especially the littler Beaumonts.

Rocket was the oldest, with fish and me following after. Born only a year apart, fish and I were nearly the same height and looked a lot alike, both with hair like sand and straw—hair like Momma’s. But while I had Poppa’s hazel eyes, fish had Momma’s ocean blue ones. It was as if we’d each taken a little bit of Momma, or a little bit of Poppa, and made the rest our own.

I wasn’t the youngest or the smallest in the family; broody Samson was a dark and shadowy seven, and doll-faced Gypsy was three. It was Gypsy who started calling me Mibs, when my full name, Mississippi, became far too much for her toothsome toddler tongue to manage. But that had been a relief. That name had always followed me around like one of fish’s heavy storm clouds.

The itch and scritch of birthday buzz was about all I was feeling on the Thursday before the friday before the Saturday I turned thirteen. Sitting at the dinner table, next to Poppa’s empty chair and ready plate, I barely ate a bite. Across from me, Gypsy prattled endlessly, counting the make-believe creatures she imagined seeing in the room, and begging me to help her name them.

I pushed the food around my plate, ignoring my sister and daydreaming about what it would be like when I got my very own savvy, when the telephone rang right in the middle of pot roast, mashed potatoes, and mighty unpopular green beans. As Momma rose to answer, us kids, and Grandpa Bomba too, seized the chance to plop our mashers on top of our beans while Momma’s back was turned. Samson tucked some of those beans into his pockets to give to his dead pet turtle, even though Momma always said he shouldn’t be giving it any of our good food, seeing how it was dead and all, and the food would just go to rot. But Samson was sure as sadly sure that his turtle was only hibernating, and Momma hadn’t the heart to toss it from the house.

We were all smiling to each other around the kitchen table at the smart way we’d taken care of those beans when Momma dropped the phone with a rattling clatter and a single sob—perfectly devastated. She sank to the floor, looking for all the world as if she were staring right through the checkered brown and blue linoleum to behold the burning hot-lava core at the very center of the Earth.

“It’s Poppa,” Momma said in a choked voice, as her perfect features stretched and pinched.

A gust of wind burst from fish’s side of the table, blowing everyone’s hair and sending our paper napkins flying pell-mell onto the floor. The air in the room grew warm and humid as though the house itself had broken out into a ripe, nervous sweat, and the many dusty, tightly lidded, empty-looking jars that lined the tops of all the cupboards rattled and clinked like a hundred toasting glasses. Outside it was already raining fish rain—drops hastened from a sprinkle to a downpour in seconds as fish stared, wide-eyed and gaping like his namesake, holding back his fear but unable to scumble his savvy.

“Momma?” Rocket ventured. The air around him crackled with static, and his T-shirt clung to him like socks to towels straight from the dryer. The lights in the house pulsed, and blue sparks popped and snapped at the tips of his nervous, twitching fingers.

Momma looked at Poppa’s empty chair and waiting plate, then she turned to us, chin trembling, and told us about the accident on the highway. She told us how Poppa’s car had gotten crushed up bad, like a pop can under a cowboy boot, and how he’d gone and forgotten to get out before it happened, landing himself in a room and a bed at Salina Hope Hospital, where now he lay broken and asleep, not able to wake up.

“Don’t fret, child,” Grandpa consoled Momma as though they were back in time and Momma was still a young girl sitting on his knee crying over a broken doll. “Those doctors know what’s what. They’ll fix your fellow up in no time. They’ll get his buttons sewn back on.” Grandpa Bomba’s tone was soft and reassuring. But as the strobe-like flashes from Rocket’s nervous sparks lit Grandpa’s face, I could see the worry etched deep into all his wrinkles.

For half of a half of a half of a second I hated Poppa. I hated him for working so far away from home and for having to take the highway every day. I hated him for getting in that accident and for ruining our pot roast. Mostly, I realized that my perfect cake with its pink and yellow frosting was probably not going to get made, and I hated Poppa for wrecking my most important birthday before it had even arrived. Then I felt the burning shame of even having those thoughts about my good, sweet poppa and sank low in my chair. To make amends for my selfish feelings, I sat quietly and ate every last unwelcome green bean from beneath my mashed potatoes, as fish’s rain lashed against the windows and Rocket caused every lightbulb in the house to explode with a live-wire zing and a popping shatter, sending shards of glass tinkling to the floor and pitching the house into darkness.

(Continues…)



Excerpted from "Savvy"
by .
Copyright © 2010 Ingrid Law.
Excerpted by permission of Penguin Young Readers Group.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

Reading Group Guide

INTRODUCTION
For generations, the Beaumont family has harbored a secret. They each possess a “savvy”—a special power that strikes when they turn thirteen. Grandpa Bomba moves mountains, Mibs’s older brothers create hurricanes and spark electricity…and now it’s the eve of Mibs’s big day. As if waiting for her savvy to show up wasn’t hard enough, Mibs’s family gets scary news two days before her birthday: Poppa has been in a terrible accident. With the hope that her new power will save Poppa, Mibs sneaks onto a salesman’s bus bound for the hospital… 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.

 


ABOUT INGRID LAW

Ingrid Law is a writer and an artist. She is the author and illustrator of two e-books for children, and her artwork has appeared in local and national art shows in the US. She lives in Colorado with her teenage daughter. Savvy is her first novel.



A CONVERSATION WITH INGRID LAW
Q: What inspired Savvy?

Watching my own daughter, I am constantly reminded of the challenges young people face—the struggle for identity, the enormous physical and emotional changes, the often conflicting voices of parents, friends, teachers, and media. While these challenges may not manifest themselves as hurricanes and electrical sparks in real life, I think they can feel just as powerful and out of control to the young person navigating them.

Q: What do you think your savvy would be?

If I could choose, I think I would like to fly or breathe underwater. When I was a kid, I was convinced that I could see air—see its movements and patterns through a room—but everyone insisted that it was impossible. I’ve always wondered how many things are impossible only because we are told they are.



DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
  • Mibs wishes, at least temporarily, that her savvy could “give [her] the muscle to turn nasty girls into slimy green frogs or to glue their mouths shut tight with a nod of [her] head.” (p. 17) Why do the girls in Mibs’s class make fun of her? What would you do in her place?
  • The Beaumonts have to keep their savvies a secret from everyone. Would that be difficult for you? Do you think everyone has a secret? Who would you trust with your big secrets?
  • Why does Rosemary Meeks come to the Beaumont house? How are things different with the Meeks family around? Is her influence on the Beaumont house positive or negative?
  • Describe Mibs’s relationship with her parents and siblings. How is it complicated by their savvies? What are the positive and negative aspects of having siblings with extraordinary powers?
  • Grandpa says to Mibs, “Your savvy’s in your blood. It’s an inheritance, like your brown eyes or your grandma’s long toes or her talent for dancing to polka music.” (p. 121) Are people born with special talents or do they have to work at developing their unique abilities? Are there any talents you wish you had?
  • Explain how Mibs ends up on a bible delivery bus with Bobbi, Will, Fish, and Samson. Where do they hope to arrive? How do things go awry? Which scene in their wild adventure is your favorite?
  • “Perhaps Samson’s strengthening touch was just an ordinary sort of human magic, the kind of magic that exists in the honest, heartfelt concern of one person for another.” (p. 113) Explain “ordinary human magic” in your own words. Give another example of “ordinary human magic” you find in Savvy.
  • Slowly, Mibs discovers the way her savvy works. How does she figure it out? How is it different from the savvy that she originally hoped for? In the last year, what have you, like Mibs, discovered about yourself?
  • How does Lill Kiteley end up on the bus? What would you say is her special know-how? How does she use that know-how during her time on the bus and how does it affect the passengers?
  • How does Mibs’s relationship with Will and Bobbi change over the course of the adventure? Who do you think changes the most in the story?
  • Fish and Rocket have a terrible time scumbling their savvies. How does this cause a ruckus for the Beaumont clan and others who know them? Are there any parts of your own personality that you have a difficult time controlling? Is it better to tone down parts of yourself so that you fit in society or is it more important to be yourself completely?
  • Momma warns Mibs that, “You can’t get rid of part of what makes you you and be happy.” (p. 186) What makes youyou? How do you let that special part shine through?
  • When Mibs thinks about Will’s obvious feelings for her she realizes that it“[makes her] feel too young and too old at the same time.” (p. 223) Do you feel like kids today are forced to grow up too fast? How might different aspects of modern life (the media, school, friends, etc.) affect the ways in which kids mature?
  • After listening to so many voices in her head throughout the novel, what does Mibs discover about the voices that she and others listen to? Is their anything that boosts or stifles your confidence? How can you drown out the voices that don’t matter?
  • What do you think makes Poppa wake up at last? Do you think it has anything to do with one of the Beaumont’s savvies?

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Savvy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 579 reviews.
LibraryLisa More than 1 year ago
This work is completely engrossing! I was sneaking it around town just to finish. The flow of the adventure, the realness of the characters and the heart of the writing were key to the success of this piece of literature. Mibs is growing up and about to discover her savvy. Savvy in her family may mean something wild like moving mountains or gentle like baking a perfect cake. While this book looks at one family in particular, I couldn't help but wonder about my own savvy. I believe most readers will wonder about their hidden greatness and savvy.

Before the big day when Mibs finds her savvy, her father is in a horrible car accident. Her family is heartbroken. She and a gang of others go on a hysterical adventure to help her Poppa. On the adventure, she finds her savvy and much about growing up. This is a wonderful story for kids at that in-between age where they just don't feel as if they fit in. It has a wonderful realness to it in the midst of so much magic. I would highly recommend it!
Middlereader More than 1 year ago
Savvy is a uniquely-styled book that won Newbery honors last year. Its most outstanding feature is the rhythmic nonsense words that flood the prose, creating a style all its own. "Fibertygibbity," "a fizz and a zing," "jump and jive," "razzmatazz," "bumping, jumping," "stumbled and tumbled," "gewgaws," and ".loosening his lip-lock." Ms. Law has a very distinctive and catchy way of saying everything, which makes her book quite unforgettable. So how's the story, you ask? Fabulous! Every member of the Beaumont family is gifted with some kind of savvy that shows up on their thirteenth birthday. Grandpa stretches and manipulates the earth, Rocket's sparks with electricity, Fish creates tropical storms, Grandma catches and cans radio waves, and Mibs? She's about to find out. But just before her birthday, her father is in a terrible accident. In an attempt to get to him, she stows away on a pink Bible delivery bus and drags a lot of people into trouble with her. In the process, she learns that turning thirteen signals a lot more changes than just a savvy. The cast of characters contains some gritty, down-to-reality kinds of folks. The pastor, for one, is decidedly human. And Miss Rosemary, the preacher's wife, is well-meaning but someone you can't wait to wave good-bye to. Lester, the not-so-bright Bible deliveryman finds that confidence and a good woman sometimes go hand-in-hand. The kids, Will and Fish and Bobbi and Mibs, squabble and fight and end up better friends. And the Beaumonts? Even a savvy doesn't make you perfect, even when perfection is your savvy. By the end, you love them all. On top of a great story and great characters, Savvy is sprinkled with little life lessons that make the book all the tastier. Like "you can't get rid of part of what makes you you and be happy." Or "I realized that good and bad are always there and always mixed up together in a tangle." Or my favorite, "when something like that comes along, whether it's an accident or a savvy or a very first kiss, life takes a turn and you can't step back. All you can do is keep moving forward and remember what you've learned." While the gibberish words sometimes wore me down, and I imagine they might be challenging for a reader unfamiliar with them, they also add to the book's charm. And Savvy definitely has a lot of charm. Two thumbs way up!
Lindsey_Miller More than 1 year ago
This was a fun and endearing book. Mibs was such a fun character to follow during her journey into discovering herself, her abilities and some surprising friends along the way. Although the 'people with special powers' story has been told over and over now, Law's take on it is refreshing. Rather than creating heroes who have to save the world against deadly foes, the Beaumonts are simple people who want nothing more than to keep to themselves and have as normal of a life as possible. The best part of the book is watching Mibs's bravery and her indomitable spirit throughout some of the most difficult circumstances, simply because of the love she has for her own father. -Lindsey Miller, www.lindseyslibrary.com
Roxygirl23 More than 1 year ago
I may only be 11 but I love this book! The characters of this book are just amazing and interesting just like the book. There are 4 children in this book on each of there 13th birthdays they will get a Savvy what else happens you'll have to read it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book and it is amazing! one of the best books i have ever read!!!!!!! I recommend this book for 3-6 graders!! This book has all kinds of adventures and even comedy parts!!! Please read this book It rocks!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly reccomend this fantastic book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't usually like to reread things but i have read savvy 5 TIMES this book is just so different from others i mean it sounds like a twilight type of thing but it is so not The uniqueness is what i like and the whole series is just amazing A MUST READ !!!!!!!!!
Brian O'Donnell More than 1 year ago
It was pretty good. It was good enough that i read the second book called scumble! It was interesting. I would recomend it to someone who likes a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is an awesome book and I can't wait to read the book that comes after it
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
This was a really fun book to read.

Mississippi, aka Mibs, and her family each get a magical gift, called a savvy, on their thirteenth birthday. Rocket, Mibs's brother, has the savvy of being able to control electricity. He is a lot like those comic book heroes, good-looking with electric sparks coming off of his hands. At thirteen, her other brother, Fish, found out that he can control weather, especially causing water storms. So at thirteen the kids become homeschooled and have to learn how to control their special abilities.

When the story opens, Mibs is two days away from turning thirteen herself. She is excited about her special birthday when her father is in a horrible twelve-car accident on the highway. He ends up in a coma in a hospital in Salina, Kansas.

When she gets her savvy, she is being taken care of by the minister's wife and all she can think of is how to get to her Poppa. Mibs, Fish, her little brother, Samson, and two of the minister's kids run away to find Poppa. SAVVY is the story of their adventures crossing Nebraska and Kansas, trying to control savvys, which is called scumbling, learning to see the good in people, and, of course, the courage it takes to act on your ideals and love.

I loved the writing in this book. The author uses a lot of figurative language. Besides metaphor and simile, Ingrid Law also uses a lot of alliteration in the telling of the story. Phrases such as pushing-pulling waves, itch and scritch of birthday buzz, or how about a gaggle of flat-footed goslings. It was remarkable how the author could use language to make this story even better than it already was.

So if you want to read a really good story about growing up or if you just love the sound of language, then this is the book for you. Have a really rad read!
UN1C0RN More than 1 year ago
Join five kids, one bus driver, one waitress and a very large pink bus as one girl turns thirteen. Not your average birthday for Mibs Beaumont she must decide whether or not to trust the people she is with as she tries desperately to reach her father in the hospital. Join this ragtag group of misfits who learn they really do have something in common and its ok to be older and different. A thrilling tale and a perfect way to spend eight hours in the car. Ride away with Mibs, Fish, Will, Bobby, and Samson who join each other quite unexpectedly.
Mother-Daughter-Book-Club More than 1 year ago
Mississippi Beaumont can't wait for her 13th birthday, only days away, because that's when she'll officially get her savvy. All the Beaumont's, except Poppa, have a savvy that is uniquely their own. Mama is perfect, Grandpa Bomba makes new land, Rocket controls electricity and Fish can create storms and move water. Trouble is, the savvy is hard to control when it first comes in, and Mississippi, better known as Mibs, is nervous about what will happen at her party.

When her dad ends up in a coma in the hospital after a car accident and her mother leaves the family to be with him, the preacher's wife organizes a birthday party for Mibs, making all the Beaumonts nervous about what will happen on the big day. But the fun really starts when Mibs decides to stow away on a broken down Bible-delivery bus, hoping to reach Salina, Kansas, where she believes she can wake Poppa up. Along for the ride at her older brother Fish, her younger brother Samson, and the preacher's children, Bobbi and Will Junior.

Mibs has a great, down-to-earth voice, and readers will happily follow her as she explores issues of family, friendship, budding romance, and finding the things that are special inside each of us. You may just find yourself looking for your own special savvy. You can also look for games and a discussion guide at the publisher's Web site, www.penguin.com/teachersandlibrarians.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its such a great book!!! The names are unique because it helps emphasize how much of a unique family they have. Its tells a story full of adventure,thrills,and some messes and a pinch of romance along the way amazing!!!!
Ginnydog More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book. I love the way Mibs can connect with everyone and how she cares alot  for her brothers. She breaks a whole bunch of rules to get to her dad who is hurt in the hospital.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book, and it is one of my fa orite books of all time. With amazing characters and a great plot, this is an unforgettable read.
BYS More than 1 year ago
Everyone suspects the Beaumont family of being "different". They're right, but no one except the family in question knows just how different they really are. When a Beaumont turns thirteen, they find out their savvy, a skill that's been blown up to epic proportions. Sometimes this new power is huge and pretty unstoppable, and for some people, it's just a small part of their daily life. Mississippi "Mibs" Beaumont is hoping her savvy will be something dramatic and wowing. But on the day before her thirteenth birthday, her beloved Poppa is gravely injured in a car crash. Now Mibs is determined to go on a cross-state jaunt with her siblings and friends, to find out for herself exactly how her father is doing. And who knows? She just might be able to learn the truth about her savvy along the way. I'm always up for some good adventure stories with a supernatural aspect in them. In addition, people with special powers has also been something of my interest. Savvy, by Ingrid Law, fits into both of these requirements. The spunky, feel-good, and just plain different narrating was another plus factor. The book had the bare essentials of a road trip: stowaways, a loved one gone, hitchhikers, and some teenage dilemmas thrown in. However, the book wasn't as thrilling as I had expected, focusing more on muting the super-powers (of a sort) than flaunting them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good!!! B-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very awesome book loved it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is definatly one of my favorite books. If you are deciding to get this book, do not listen to those one and two star reviews. People, when I was ten i could read this book by ease. It's not that hard! This is a very intresting plot, but at the begging i must admit it is kind of boring. Although, it is worth the wait. So, what are you waiting for? Go buy it! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I believe this is one of the best books I have read this year. It has humor and adventure: 2of the things that I love!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Savvy is about this girl who gets this magical power when she turns 13 and her brothers already have their power she is hoping for a good power bjt goes through lots of things tlo make that happen and some with her poppa.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would reccomend this books for 8 to 12 year olds. BTW I LOVE THIS BOOK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really really need to know what mississippi's savvy is someone any one please tell me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did a reading project about this book and i got an a-.