Editor’s Note: Good Afternoon. If you missed the discussion on Zoe Whittall’s novel Holding Still For As Long As Possible, you can catch it HERE.
Now, I’m excited to introduce Maddy Erickson as the newest addition to the crew of writers here at Our Big Earth. Maddy – as well as her reviewing co-hort Madeline McNamee – is our roving book reviewer and will be giving us the scoop on what’s hot and what’s not for the tween crowd.
Maddy – a 10-year-old budding writer and avid reader – is a fifth grader at Campbell River’s Ecole des Deux Mondes with a serious knack for storytelling.
So, no more rambling on by me. Here’s Maddy:
Savvy, written by Ingrid Law, is an excruciatingly suspenseful book. It’s a page turner alright! Every single page of this book is action packed and eye opening. It is bursting with cliff hangers and ‘make you giggle out loud’ humor.
Mibs Beaumont is very excited for her 13th birthday. Not just the average birthday excitement, Mibs’ 13th birthday means much more than that! On Mibs’ 13thbirthday she will be blessed with her very own special “savvy.”
A savvy is a special talent that goes unknown until your 13th birthday. The Beaumont family has been blessed or cursed with the burden of a “savvy.”
Mibs’ papa is in a terrible car crash on his way home from work, and he is in a hospital very far from home. Just when she thought things couldn’t get any worse, her mama and older brother Rocket leave to go to the hospital leaving Mibs and her other siblings Fish, Samson and Gypsy with the preacher’s wife.
On the day of her 13th birthday all Mibs wanted was a “savvy” that could awaken her papa from his coma. What she got was an action packed five star escapade that took her on an unusual adventure across the country!
Filled with a stuttering bible delivery bus driver, a free spirited diner waitress and a mountain moving, earth shattering, hurricane brewing electrified story line, Savvy is a good “can’t I have 10 more minutes” kind of book.
Ingrid Law wrote this book not specifically for boys or girls, but for everyone that would enjoy a suspenseful, hair raising, side-splitting funny novel.
Note: Savvy was selected as a Newbery Honor Book and is a New York Times best seller.
Photo courtesy of Penguin Publishing.