Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Book Review: Scumble by Ingrid Law

Title: Scumble
Author: Ingrid Law
Published by: Dial Books (2010)

My Rating: ✭✭✭✭✭

A sequel to the award-winning Savvy, Scumble follows more characters in the Beaumonts’ extended family in a sure to be exciting and energetic story.

Synopsis:Ledger Kale has waited forever for his 13th birthday, where his savvy will be revealed. He is sure he is destined to be the fastest runner ever—until his birthday arrives and he starts breaking things. Literally. Things fly apart by just his thought. Ledge is sure he is doomed with this horrible savvy for life, but scumbling (learning to control your savvy) might just teach him something different.

Plot: This book was hilarious, energetic, and a fast-paced, fun read. It was magic in a sense, but still very realistic—easy believable this kind of thing could happen in real life. The names are awesome, and I enjoyed seeing Mibs again and her family. Sarah Jane was simply hysterical, but you can’t help rooting for her even when she isn’t the best friend. The few plot twists, which made the book such a fun read, were written well. The scenes, set, and characters were described very vividly.

Overall a great, fun read. A great follow-up to Savvy; you won’t be disappointed.

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