Friday, September 10, 2010


by Ingrid Law

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.
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I had read Savvy a while ago and really loved how Law wove a story. I was pleasantly surprised to receive this audiobook from SLJ to review. Set years after the first book, Scumble further explores the savvy families in America and how they survive.

Poor Ledger, hoping to be a phenomenal runner, ends up with a junk savvy...literally. He creates junk. At least that's what he believes at first. His talent is so hard to control, he is left on the remote family ranch for the summer to try to learn to "scumble." Scumbling allows their family to successfully use their special talents, but no one seems to really be able to explain how to scumble...

When Ledge accidentally reveals his savvy to the town's biggest mouth, he has to try and do some damage control. In his quest to make things right, Ledge meets the girl of his dreams, helps his wayward electric cousin find his way, saves the family ranch, and learns quite a few things about himself.

A magical coming of age story, mixed with just the right touches of danger, adventure, and romance. The audiobook version is fun, whimsical, and fits Ledge's voice to a "T."

Full disclosure: Audiobook sent by SLJ for review

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