April 1, 2011
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.
Savvy had so much potential but just fell flat. It began as a very original idea but slowly started to cave-in once Mibs Savvy was revealed, being able to talk to tattoos was a little strange and made her appear schizophrenic, I'd be bummed if that was my savvy. The book also reminded me of several other established YA books, the main players obtaining magic powers and going on an ill fated journey was reminiscent of Percy Jackson and the children's I.Q. being far superior to that of the adults was likened to Lemony Snicket. Perhaps, if I was a middle schooler I would find Savvy more attractive but as an adult don't see it standing next to the likes of Harry Potter or Narnia.
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