Getting to know Mississippi Beaumont (Mibs) and her family was an unexpected delight. I thought that because of the lower reading level this book would not hold my attention and the characters would be a bit dull and flat. But, happily that was not the case with this book. Mibs and her family and friends are believable, full of life, and interesting. I thought I would do a quick read to see who might like the book and found that I can excitedly recommend it to anyone.
Mississippi is just about to turn thirteen. And at that magic age Mibs knows she will be getting her savvy. When her brothers got their savvy’s one cause a huge black out with electrical sparks while the other was the cause of a hurricane. In fact, the family had to move to keep this brother far away from water until he could gain control of his savvy. When Mib’s dad is injured in an auto accident, she believes her savvy will be healing power. Mibs is sure her touch will wake her dad from his comma. In order to get to her dad’s side Mib (and her entourage) stow away in the van of a bible salesman. Mibs discovers her savvy and it is not what she thought it would be. Along the way she learns to find her voice amid all the other voices clammering for attention.