* * * */ Four Stars
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Suspense, Mystery, Humor, Romance (kinda-sort 'first crush')
Mibs is turning thirteen. But, her family has a secret about that. Whenever someone in their family turns thirteen, they gain a magical power; their savvy. Her brother, Fish, for example, can channel water into storms when he gets mad (which is why the family lives far inland). Her other brother can knock off electricity. Her mother has the amazing power of 'luck', and can do anything perfectly (but only if she wants to). As Mibs celebrates her birthday, she slumps to the floor and passes out. She is also worried about her father, who got landed in the hospital. Soon Mibs, her brothers, and the priest's children stow away on a wild adventure to get to her father. Will they make it in time?
I really liked this zany, wild novel by Ingrid Law. It was very fun and lighthearted, and if you're looking for a book to put some bounce in your step, this is it.