Ledge is excited about life and all it has to offer. For him, it’s about to get even better since he is turning 13. Why is that so special? In his family, 13 is the magical age that you come into your savvy, or special talent and with any luck it'll mesh perfectly with his heart's desire. Ooh...too bad savvy's don't really care what talent you want....they just come as they are. As things start to come undone rather quickly, in more ways than one, will Ledge be able to scumble his savvy before it's too late?
A fantastic addition to the series that started out with SAVVY, author Ingrid Law has a way of drawing readers into her magically tinged world with relatable story lines and likable characters. Even those you'd sooner dislike than count amongst your friends are given a back story to explain the reason behind their current state that makes you feel for them…and in this story, there are quite a few with shady pasts to be revealed (no worries, nothing sinister, just secrets they had hoped to bury).
Add in to this formula, magical talents ranging from the functional (finding lost things…pretty nifty if one has misplaced their keys) to the amazing (levitation, invisibility, influence….shall I continue?) to the as-yet-to-be-determined (let’s just say Ledge’s savvy raises more than a few eyebrows), you can't help but marvel at the creativity behind it all. Seriously! It’s not everyday that you learn of someone that can trap radio waves in mason jars, or move mountains (literally) to suit their landscaping moods. To pull a little Yoda verbiage with a twist on you, the imagination is STRONG with this one, it is.
In short, a great book for the whole family. I can’t really imagine an age group that would not enjoy this grand adventure….nor of a person that hasn’t (or will not at some point) been in a similar situation. Now, I don’t mean gained magical powers on their thirteenth birthday (but hey, if you did….do tell!). I mean that everyone has had to accept things in their lives about people or situations that they couldn’t change and instead of dwelling on the bad aspects of it all, focus on the good. It’s that old adage; you know the one. Every cloud has a silver lining…though for Rocket’s sake, let’s hope that lining is just silver in color and not in material or we might be in for a shocking experience.
Until next time…happy reading!