Ingrid Law clearly has a savvy for writing a story so enthralling that it captures a nine year old’s attention from the very first page. My daughter would not put this book down. I was also drawn in by the pitch perfect dialogue and sweet tale of misadventure. The main character, Mibs, is part of a family where most everyone inherits a unique savvy on their 13th birthday. Think x-men meets rural mid-western family. For example, Mibs mother’s savvy is doing everything just right, while her grandmother’s was the ability to capture songs in jars. Mibs birthday plans are ruined when her dad gets in a very bad accident. The misadventure that ensues all stems from Mibs attempt to get to the hospital to save her father. This book has just the slightest hint of romance, and the emotion of worrying about a very sick father. However, there is nothing even slightly inappropriate in this book for a much younger advanced reader. This book is a great and captivating read for third graders on up.