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Growing up the magical way,
This review is from: Savvy (Hardcover)
A rites of passage novel with a difference. Mibs's brother Rocket can control electricity, zipping and zapping all over the place. Her brother Fish creates storms and hurricanes. Her mum is just perfect. And now Mibs is turning 13 - her own savvy birthday. What will her special power turn out to be?
Blending a rites-of-passage theme with a road trip, a family crisis and a dash of the supernatural, this book stirs a range of ingredients into its bubbling pot. There are some surprises along the way - and some predictable moments. The book isn't faultless, and it has the odd moment that doesn't quite ring true, or feels clumsy or contrived. But it's also full of invention and and lyrical language. Sweet, quirky, original and artfully naive, this book has so much to enjoy that the odd false note hardly matters.