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Author: Ingrid Law
Published By: Dial Books (2010)
Synopsis: Nine years after Mibs’s Savvy journey, her cousin Ledge has just turned thirteen . . . But Ledger Kale’s savvy is a total dud-all he does is make little things fall apart. So his parents decide it’s safe to head to Wyoming, where it’s soon revealed that Ledge’s savvy is much more powerful than anyone thought. Worse, his savvy disaster has an outside witness: Sarah Jane Cabot, reporter wannabe and daughter of the local banker. Just like that, Ledge’s beloved normal life is over. Now he has to keep Sarah from turning family secrets into headlines, stop her father from foreclosing on Uncle Autry’s ranch, and scumble his savvy into control so that, someday, he can go home.
Starring a cast both fresh and familiar, Scumble brilliantly melds Ingrid Law’s signature heart and humor with the legendary Wild West. (Taken from Goodreads)
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.
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.
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.
A great, fun read. A great follow-up to Savvy; you won’t be disappointed.
Recommended to: Everyone who loved Savvy!