Savvy starts with Mississippi (Mibs) Beaumont two days away from her thirteenth birthday, wondering about what "savvy" she will receive. A savvy is the special powers Beaumonts receive on their thirteenth birthday. With an older brother who can almost instantly make hurricanes, a mother who is perfect at everything she do, and a grandfather who can cause earthquakes, Mibs knows her savvy will be special. But when her father is hospitalized after a car accident, Mibs knows that her savvy will help her heal him and bring him home. The problem is how to get to the hospital. She finally sneaks on the bus of a bible salesman's, going on a road trip that's filled with adventures. A great coming-of-age story.
Yesterday I didn't read anything. Instead I spent the day hunting through new and used bookstores for great finds. Unfortunately I didn't find even one book, something that rarely happens to me. Maybe next time . . .
Today I read Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. I'll review it later this week, but for now: it's a great read.
At my visit to the library in between readings of Stargirl, I picked up more books, ignoring what's already on my bookshelf.
Classics for Pleasure by Michael Dirda. A collection of essays about Dirda's favorite classics.
Rumi: The Book of Love.
Great Books by David Denby. A memoir about Denby's year at Columbia University as an adult, rediscovering the classics all over again. (See a theme here?)
An Exact Replica of a Figment of my Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken