Friday, May 20, 2016

Book Beginnings #1: Switch by Ingrid Law

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Book Beginnings is hosted @ Rose City Reader. The goal is "to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires."  - Rose City Reader


Ingrid Law delivers another heartwarming story about the magic of friendship and the power of family in this companion to her Newbery Honor winning Savvy.

Gypsy Beaumont has always been a whirly-twirly free spirit, so as her thirteenth birthday approaches, she hopes to get a magical ability that will let her fly, or dance up to the stars. Instead, she wakes up on her birthday with blurry vision . . . and starts seeing flashes of the future and past. But when Momma and Poppa announce that her very un-magical, downright mean Grandma Pat has Alzheimer’s and is going to move in with them, Gypsy’s savvy—along with her family’s—suddenly becomes its opposite. Now it’s savvy mayhem as Gypsy starts freezing time, and no one could have predicted what would happen on their trip to bring Grandma Pat home  . . . not even Gypsy.

 With her trademark style and whimsical, beautiful language, Ingrid Law has written another wonderfully moving companion to her Newbery Honor winning Savvy.

"PLEASE, MRS. FOSTER - I'VE SEEN your future, and you really don't want to buy this soap. "Gypsy Beaumont! Stop making a scene and let go." Switch by Ingrid Law

Gypsy's power is either seeing into the future or she really wants this soap. I don't remember her much from the first story, Savvy. She must have been a baby since it's been like twelve years since Mib got her power. I love her name and the potential that she can be a bit of a rebel. (Now looking at the synopsis it looks like I'm right about her seeing the future).

Have you read any of the Savvy books? 

17 comments:

  1. I haven't, but I'll need to look for SWITCH now. It sounds very fun!

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    1. This series is amazing! I'm sure you would enjoy them. I'd start with Savvy though.

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  2. I read Savvy but wasn't really entertained enough to want to read more in the series. This week I am spotlighting The Giant Smugglers by Matt Solomon. Happy reading!

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    1. Oh that's too bad! I fell in love with it - hard. I've always loved books with a certain kind of wonder and magic. It made me really want to be twelve again, blow out he candles, and get something amazing happen to me.

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  3. I haven't read these books, but they sound entertaining. I like Gypsy's name too.
    My Friday post features THE LIE THAT TELLS A TRUTH.

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    1. It's really wonderful and Gypsy is such a wicked cool name! Imagine growing up with that name :P

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  4. Oooh sounds like a fun one! I like the opening.

    -Lauren

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    1. I'm super excited to read Switch and the opening helps with the excitement (:

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  5. This sounds cute! But I'm more curious to know why Mrs. Foster shouldn't buy the soap! >_<

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    1. I'm curious too. I feel like she definitely just want the soap because maybe it's the last one.

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  6. No I haven't read any Savvy books. I tend to read most YA/High school books since I work at that level. They look so fun, though.

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    1. I love YA books but children's/MG books have a special place in my heart.

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  7. I read Savvy and Scumble and I can't wait read Switch! Love the opening line and I am most curious about the story. The Beaumonts have such cool Savvy's! Thanks for sharing. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Someone who gets the excitement! I'll make sure to let you know how amazing it is :D

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  8. I am loving that first line!

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  9. This is a new author to me - and I definitely love the first line and the cover...will have to look Ingrid Law up ...here's my Friday meme

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