Scumble

Summary:

Today Ledger Kale turns 13 and begins his savvy journey. Everyone is convinced his savvy will be built on speed. No one expected it would destroy things ... from Dad's watch to a classic motorcycle. If that wasn't bad enough, self-proclaimed reporter Sarah Jane Cabot saw what happened. She stowed herself in the Kale van, en route to a family wedding, and now Ledger is trying to keep her from writing about his family's special skills. Could it get any worse? Yep! His uncle has gone into hock over his ranch and Sarah Jane's father wants to foreclose on it. Now that would be a disaster!


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Humor and suspense combine to make readers want to find Sarah Jane as fast as Ledger does. This is a fast, wholesome read.

Content Awareness Factors:

None


Parent Reaction

I haven't read Savvy (Book 1) but found this an enjoyable, fun read. The author does a great job of giving you enough background information to keep going, without the guilt of having missed the first book. The variety (and outrageousness) of some of the savvies make for plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.

Type of Book:
This is the second book in a series that combines family, humor, and individuality.
Educational Themes:

There are wonderful lessons in self-acceptance, family, and problem solving throughout the book.

Reading Level:
5.8
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 to 12
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow at least. This could easily be a book kids come back to when they need a laugh or two.

Title Scumble
About
Author Ingrid Law
Publisher Dial Books © 2010
ISBN 9780803733077
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Fantasy, Humor
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