Savvy Summary & Study Guide

Ingrid Law
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Savvy by Ingrid Law is a touching tale of a young woman's journey to find her place in the world, along with the help of a band of misfits she never thought would stand by her side. It is a story of hope, courage, growing up, and of learning to understand that not everything, or everyone, is as they first appear.

Mississippi "Mibs" Beaumont is nearing her thirteenth birthday, and is looking forward to it. However, in the Beaumont family, the thirteenth birthday means more than just turning into a teenager, in that the Beaumont's gain their "savvy," or special power. With a mother who is perfect, a seventeen year old brother, Rocket, who controls electricity, a fourteen year old brother, Fish, who controls water, and a grandfather who can move earth, Mibs and her special family are anxious to see what her power could be. When her father falls into a coma after a horrible accident, however, the family is separated as Momma and Rocket head to Kansas to the hospital, and Mibs fears her birthday is ruined.

The local pastor's wife, Miss Rosemary Meeks, takes it upon herself to enlist the help of her fourteen year old son Will and sixteen year old daughter Bobbi to throw Mibs a birthday party. On the day of her birthday, however, Mibs believes she recognizes her savvy as the ability to awaken animals, and suddenly believes she has the power to wake her father. Once at the party, she sneaks out and onto a bus driven by Lester Swan, who she believes is heading to Kansas. Joined by Will, Fish, Bobbi, and Samson, Mibs soon realizes she has gotten the group into serious trouble. As she hears a tattoo on Bobbi, and another on Lester, begin to speak and watches them move, Mibs soon learns her savvy is really being able to make ink-based marks on skin speak. As Lester picks up Lill Kiteley, a kind woman whose car has broken down, Mibs also begins to realize their trip is becoming more and more delayed. Through their journey, however, the band of misfits slowly warm to one another, and begin to care for one another. Mibs learns that Will is really the son of his eldest brother, that Bobbi is just a tough acting girl with a big heart, and that she and Will are more than just friends. Their journey ends when the police catch up to the group, believing the children to be kidnapped. After an explanation, Lester and Lill, now a couple, are allowed to go free, and the children are finally taken to the hospital, where Mibs and the others find Poppa still in a coma. Mibs, however, on remembering Poppa's mermaid tattoo, reminds him through her that his talent, although not a full blown savvy, is to never give up. Over time, Poppa does regain consciousness, although he still has some lingering affects. Mibs learns that everyone, even "normal" people, have talents and that nothing in the world can be taken at face value. Savvy is a charming book about the power of faith, and the beauty of the human spirit. It is also the story of growing up, and of learning that everyone is special, in their own way.

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