1. Well, mine is the minority opinion, but I will say that you’re not missing anything by skipping The Graveyard Book. I tried to read it three times and never got more than halfway through.

    If I had been on the committee Savvy or The Underneath or something else would have won.

  2. That’s so funny that you didn’t like the cover. Brandon Dorman is one of my favorite cover artists! And I agree that this should have kicked The Graveyard Book’s rear end for the Newbery that year. The sequel, Scumble, isn’t as good, but is still a notch above most stuff out there. Ingrid Law really does know how to turn out a lovely sentence.

  3. I remember enjoying this a couple years ago when I was sent a review copy. I had no idea there was a sequel. Definitely adding it to my kindle wish list. : )

  4. Hmm. I started this one back in the spring and it didn’t do anything for me, but considering your review maybe I should give it another chance…

  5. I only read your first paragraph and then kicked myself AGAIN because I bypassed this one for the umpteenth time at Powell’s today! Never again. ok. Next time I’M GETTING IT! (And then, after I’ve read it, I’ll come back and read your review in full.)

  6. Love Savvy! I read it shortly after it was published and kept rooting for it to win a Newbery. I was thrilled when it did.
    I’ve also read Scumble. Not as memorable as Savvy but still pretty good.

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