Monday, April 11, 2011

"Savy" by Ingrid Law

I won this book from Michelle Mclean's contest a couple months ago.

It is a simple book with a simple plot of getting to see her dad. Now after this, it gets all twisted and turny because of all the various things that happen during this trip. I don't want to ruin it, but the thing that I found most interesting is the cast of characters. Each one is so different from each other that it makes a normally ho-hum journey into a magical discovery of a story.

I really liked the voice of the piece. It's simple, yet effective because of the way that the main character sees the world. It really drew me into the world that the author was developing. Small things like how they try to hide their savy from the outside world while being surrounded by people who think they are just weird.

Things like this are what endeared me to this story and characters. I found out that there is a sequel, yet I'm not rushing out to buy it. Mainly because this was such a perfect little plot that I think any more might be too much. Has anyone read the sequel? How is it?

This might be a story I will be reading to my younger children when they grow up because it would be something that will stimulate their imagination. I recommend this book for anyone.


  1. I won a copy of this a while back but haven't read it yet. You've convinced me to move it up the list. :-)

  2. Very cool. It's a worthwhile read for sure. I hope you enjoy it.