Thursday, June 13, 2013

Scumble by Ingrid Law

Scumble (Savvy, #2)This book is the sequel to Savvy, and I gave it a rating of four out of five. Ledge is waiting for his thirteenth birthday when his savvy, or special ability, will be revealed. He discovers that he can't control electricity, talk to animals, or change the weather, but he has an uncanny knack for destroying things! He travels to Wyoming for his cousin's wedding, and he's totally embarrassed when he accidentally tears down the barn after the ceremony. What good is a savvy that breaks things? In addition, there's a snooping girl who's trying to uncover his family's secrets, and her father is foreclosing on many homes and businesses in the town. Ledge must learn to scumble, or get his savvy to be in harmony with the world, and he must discover some way to save his uncle's farm. Can he accomplish these things before destroying the town first?

If you enjoyed Savvy then you will enjoy this book. Although the plot is a little unusual, the theme behind it is not. Ledge must learn to accept himself for who he is and not worry so much about the expectations of others. The strength of the book is in its characters, and the plot comes to a happy resolution.

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