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.
Even though the main character, Mibs, is only thirteen this story didn’t feel overly ‘young’. Many of her concerns, worries and experiences are universal – except her family’s savvies. She deals with middle school angst of feeling like an outcast, budding romance and concern for her family.
My favorite part was the romance with the preacher’s son who has a secret of his own. The plot zigged and zagged as Mibs and her brother Fish tried to control their savvies. Not only were there not any dull moments, but the whole book was so full of personality!
This book was a fun, easy read for our family as we laughed and escaped to an alternate universe with those with special gifts. I give this book five slices and look forward to the next book in the series, Scumble.
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