Scumble (Savvy, #2) by Ingrid Law

Scumble (Savvy, #2)

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, Ledg...

Details Scumble (Savvy, #2)

TitleScumble (Savvy, #2)
Release DateAug 17th, 2010
PublisherDial Books
GenreFantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Fiction, Young Adult, Adventure

Reviews Scumble (Savvy, #2)

  • Abby Johnson
    Things start to come apart for Ledger Kale on his thirteenth birthday. Literally. In Ledger's family, kids get a savvy, a special power, on their thirteenth birthday. Ledger had been hoping for super speed, but savvies don't work that way. They're unpredictable. And Ledger's savvy seems to be the power to destroy man-made objects. After he demolishes his uncle's barn at his cousin's wedding, Ledger's parents decide it'll be best for him to spend ...
  • A. Minin
    When I read this book I was hoping for a spectacular continuation of Savvy. So, I was kind of disappointed. I don't like that in some ways the family is falling apart, and there are long term problems that can't be fixed. Plus, yes it was fun but not as much of a page turner as Savvy. I knew what was coming and instead of really getting inside of the head of the main character, like I did with Mississippi (Mibbs) in Savvy, I just got fed up with ...
  • Kristen Jorgensen
    Ledger Kale is the most recent thirteen year old of the Beaumont clan. With high hopes that his "savvy" would give him a super wondrous athletic quality Ledger anticipates his birthday to be spectacular. Unfortunately his high hopes are diminished when his savvy is a sad ability to destroy everything technological. While he deals with his inner fears of disappointing his father, who wants him to be an award winning athlete, along with his concern...
  • Handd51
    This is really good. The companion novel to Savvy, a Newbery Honor book maybe 2 years ago. These kids have "savvies", special powers that make thenselves known on the 13th birthday. Ledger's savvy causes mechanial things to explods, sending their component pieces flying - and he can't control it. His whole family has dealt with some savvy or other - his grandfather could move mountains, his uncle handles big bugs, his cousin is literally electric...
  • 郭茗茗(Sarah Guo)
    Amazing just like Savvy!
  • Kater Cheek
    This is a charming middle-grade fantasy about a boy in a magic-wielding family finally getting his own "savvy" on his 13th birthday. Ledger (all the kids in the family have bizarre names) hopes that he will become a super-fast runner, the track star that his father hopes for. Instead, his talent seems to be making mechanical things fall apart. He hopes that he'll have something useful and controllable, like his twin cousins who can move things wi...
  • Sarah_ E1
    Independence and responsibility are part growing up and realizing who you are and want to be. In the book, before Ledge had a savvy, which happens when you turn thirteen, his dad always wanted him to be a fast runner, like him. But Ledge ended up getting a savvy that made him break and tear apart things. In the end, he realized that in the savvy he got, he learned that he was an artist. He could make, bend new things out of another object. He rea...
  • Kaylin S.
    This is such a awesome book I would recommend this book to anyone who likes people with magical powers make sure you read the first one though
  • Janabi Castillo
    Okay so yeah, the book... I liked it but at the beginning... it was really frustrating. I read Savvy, the first book, and I didn't write a review for it but, I remember what happens, and I REALLY liked it. So anyways going back to this book, Ledge is a very... annoying character... He runs away from his problems and I don't like that. My personality makes me comfort my problems head on even if I don't want to, not run away from them and then figu...
  • Lynn
    gr.5+ David Kremenitzer has done an excellent job of reading this fun, delightful, coming of age story about a 13-year-old boy who has to learn how to control his "savvy." I read Savvy a while ago and have been looking forward to this second book. "Scumble" can be read alone, although a few of the characters like Rocket and Grandpa Bamba, play central roles and others, like Mibs, the main character in "Savvy", make brief appearances. Even though ...
  • LG Buschmann
    Unfortunately, I found Scumble was not as satisfying a read as Savvy. The underlying theme of both these books involves dealing with personal demons and family – the good, the bad, and the just plain weird. As part of a family filled with ostensibly more useful and controllable abilities, thirteen year old Kale is learning (not so well) to cope with his recently acquired, seemingly destructive savvy while his new-found “friend” Sarah Jane f...
  • Malissa
    When I read Savvy last summer I must admit that though I thought it was good I didn't *love* it for some reason. Maybe because I tend to prefer edgier fiction written for older teens, maybe it was just the wrong book at the wrong time. Nonetheless, I expected to feel the same way about Scumble. Instead I found myself really enjoying it. It's well-written, pitch-perfect, and an overall fantastic bit of magical realism for juvenile level readers. I...
  • Shelleyc
    There is something so rich about Ingrid Law's writing. It is as if every word has a purpose, as it should be, but beyond. My daughter and I enjoyed this book. I think it invites the reader further into the family. We are excited to read the next book because we hear it will focus on one of our favorite characters of this series!
  • AMY
    400 pages. This one took a while to read but it was very, very good. I enjoyed the drama and unexpected consequences of Ledger’s savvy as he tries to control it. This one will keep a reader’s attention right up to the end. Characters are well developed and believable. The humor sprinkled throughout keeps hope alive as the plot moves along. This is quite an interesting series, unlike anything else I have ever read. I can’t wait to read Switc...
  • Josephine Lee
    I've waited for this book for quite some time. I love Ingrid Laws writing style and Savvy is one of my favorites. Sadly, compared to Savvy, Scumble does not quite come up to par, and some plot points felt lame. But the magic of the Beaumonts and the inspiring coming to age themes still resound in Scumble. All in all a fun, comfortable read.
  • Rachel
    3.5 stars. A sweet-if-far-fetched continuation of the Savvy story, probably a fun read for late elementary and early middle schoolers.
  • Sebastian Vela
    The book,”Scumble” by Ingrid Law is a book that really tries to show you the importance of family. The book is basically about a boy named Ledger, and he comes from a family that has these powers that are called a savvy, Ledge later goes to Wyoming for a wedding where he faces many problems, trying to keep his savvy under control, and also trying to keep his family secret from a reporter. The details in this book are really describing, I pure...
  • Lincoln G
    It was good because I like how at the wedding it was all the magical people and they were all using there powers
  • Wordworld
    Allgemeines:Titel: Der Schimmer des Ledger KaleAutor: Ingrid LawGenre: FantasyISBN-10: 3551581940ISBN-13: 978-3551581945Preis: 8,99€ (Kindle-Edition)12,90€ (Gebundene Ausgabe)Weitere Bände: SchimmerInhalt:Stell dir vor, deine Schwester wagt sich nur noch mit Sturzhelm in deine Nähe. Die Harley Davidson des Sheriffs zerfällt in ein Chaos aus Chrom und Stahl, nur weil du zufällig daran vorbeiläufst. Und eine neugierige Möchtegern-Journali...
  • Robin
    In her debut novel Savvy, Ingrid Law introduced us to the big, unconventional Beaumont family, in which each child manifests a unique super-power (called a "savvy") on his or her thirteenth birthday. The challenge is to recognize what that savvy is and scumble it, or figure out how to control it, before something big happens. Otherwise people could get hurt; or, even worse, outsiders might find out about the family's secret. In this sequel, we me...
  • Panda Incognito
    Scumble is a hilarious, rollicking, fun-filled adventure. If not for the groan-inducing romance, I would have given it five stars. Brilliantly conceived and written with down-to-earth yet fanciful prose, it’s a vivid story of a boy trying to harness, or “scumble”, his “savvy”, a unique power which runs through his family, manifesting itself on each person’s thirteen birthday. The havoc which ensues during the wedding reception scene m...
  • Denise Peng
    The book Scumble by Ingrid Law is pretty good and it tells the story about a boy who gets savvies (a special power) at the age of 13. Unfortunately, he didn't get the savvy that he wanted which is super speed and he ends up getting the ability to destroy anything he wanted to. Savvies are unpredictable like that. Ledger is afraid that he will never be able to control his new savvy. He has to cope with trying not to tear everything apart. To make ...
  • Daisy
    Another fantastically fun and heart-warming savvy adventure! When I first read this I liked it better than the first book, and though it still holds a special place in my heart, I've decided to lower my rating to four stars this time around. Once again I found the beginning quite hard to get to grips with and I definitely think it could have been shortened in some places. Also, the first time I read this I thought the lead-up to the reveal of (vi...
  • Nicole
    Not a sequel, but a "companion" to Savvy. I liked this one just as much as the first one! Maybe even a little more. This one was actually a bit more exciting because of the nature of the main character's savvy (much more dangerous than mind-reading). The writing is fun and accessible but also very insightful and complex. The ending felt a little too easy, but I am almost NEVER satisfied with endings, so this isn't a surprise. Although I thought t...
  • Laura
    I was so excited to see another book after Savvy! Though I did have misgivings because I had loved Savvy so much and I wasn't sure how any other book could deliver. Thankfully this story did not disappoint! The characters provided such amusement and wonder. I loved the setting and the way people dealt with their relationships and powers. It was good to be back in this world and see it being further explored. I found myself loving the characters j...
  • Claire
    This book is the second one in the series the first on is Savvy. Ledger's family has special powers. They are called savvy. On your 13th birthday you get your savvy. On Ledgers 13th birthday he waits to get his savvy. His dreams of his savvy are running the fastest. Instead he breaks a clock. All the pieces come out, screws and all. Ledger is frustrated his savvy is not suppose to be this. There family starts to travel to a wedding in Wyoming. Ev...
  • Truly
    Scumble is a wonderful sequel the much-loved book, Savvy. One reason why I loved it is because Ledger's savvy was revealed at the beginning. The story was about how he learned to control it, rather than his waiting to find out what it was. I loved that the characters from Savvy were background characters. For example, Ledger's cousin, Fish, got married. His counsin, Tucker, was the newborn baby announced in Savvy. I recommend Scumble to all book ...
  • Amy
    The second in a pair of YA novels by Ingrid Law. I read and enjoyed Savvy a couple of years ago and wasn't disappointed to find Law revisiting a family who come into their 'supernatural' power at age thirteen. In this book, we meet Ledger Kane who needs to learn to 'scumble' his newly gained talent to keep from destroying everything around him. There is 'deep' young adult writing and then there is this type which frees us to travel somewhere fanc...
  • Haley Farrow
    I sort of liked this book. It didn't really keep me hooked. I was close to abandoning it, but decided to finish it. I think I should've abandoned it. I liked his power, but definetly liked Savvy better. It sort of had a Christian world-view, but Savvy definetly had a better world view. I think boys and girls would like this book.