Today must be Catch Up Day because I have already posted on the Shadow Children Series but here I am posting on two more books! I was checking my Summer 2015 Books I’ve Read page and I forgot to post on the books Savvy and Listen.
Savvy is a very good fantasy book about a girl named Mississippi Beumont whose family gets a savvy, or special talent, when they turn thirteen. This is a special occasion that Mibs is looking forward to until her father gets in a terrible accident. She is so sure that her savvy will help her father wake up from his coma that she boards a rickety bus in secret along with her family and friends and heads off to Salina Hope Hospital where her father, mother and older brother are. Along the way Mibs discovers many things about the people she meets and she learns how to cope with being a teenager. This is an excellent book by Ingrid Law that just warms anyone’s heart!
Listen is another book that is to die for! It is a book by Stephanie S. Tolan about a girl named Charley who thinks she has lost everything. Her mother died in a terrible plane crash and her leg was shattered in a tragic one-car-one-tree accident. Her father is so involved in his work that she thinks he doesn’t care about her and she has no friends since her best friend is gone for the summer with some other girl. Charley is just angry but when a dog she names Coyote comes around she begins the Taming. Her leg begins to heal and she makes new friends. She realizes that her father really does love her. This story is about a girl who learns to make do with what she’s got and who learns that she doesn’t have to hide her memories.
That’s about all for Catch Up Day!