Savvy by Ingrid Law
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
For some reason, I couldn't focus on this book. I think it's more external factors than it is the writing style, but I found myself daydreaming and missing things like a change in scenery. It was therefore a little hard to follow the action.
Still, the story is pretty good. Mibs is about to turn 13, the age at which people in her family become aware of a particular ability, which they call a savvy. I won't tell you what it is, but a series of events and decisions lands her and four other kids on a roundabout journey in a bible-delivery bus. It was a little distracting that it took 50 pages to get on the bus. For those 50 pages I kept wondering where the story was going. But the book is less about their journey, and more about Mibs coming to terms with her new ability and, metaphorically, with growing up. So yeah, it's one of those.
One other thing I want to mention: this ability stuff reminds me so much of the TV show Heroes, which I recently started watching. Only in this book, the abilities are less geared toward fighting and more quirky.