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  • Writer's pictureLaura L. Zimmerman

Book Review: ‘Switch’ by Ingrid Law

Finally! The last review for this series! I actually read this last month and had intended on getting this out sooner, but I’ve been hard at work on my next novel.  (*Cartwheel**Cartwheel**Happy Dance*)  I had hoped to be done writing the MG Medieval Fantasy Adventure novel that I’m working on, by the end of this month. But alas! It has gotten away from me! (Again!) I’m so, so close to being done with it, but I feel like I might just have a few more chapters to write. We shall see! 😉 With two days left in the month, I’m at almost 32,000 words! Woo hoo! Who knows how many more I can write in the next 48 hrs?

Now, onto the review! This last book by Ingrid Law, is called “Switch”, the third novel in the “Savvy” series. (Of which, books 1 & 2 I’ve already reviewed and properly salivated over. Take a moment to check those out, if you dare!) 

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Synopsis: 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 Newberry Honor winning Savvy.

The Short: 5 stars out of 5

The Long: Ok, I feel like I shouldn’t make this too long. If you’ve read either of my other posts, then you’re going to know what I’m about to say: Loved. This. Book!

Law has once again written a consistent and precise story that would appeal to both young and old readers. I fell in love with the characters immediately, and couldn’t put the book down. It was easy to lose myself in the mayhem and chaos of the ‘savvy’ world and imagined myself right alongside Gypsy and her friends, in a race against time to save Grandma from suffering the fate of an unfortunate vision. I walked away from this book hoping and praying that there might be just one more book about savvies and Beaumonts, somewhere inside Ms. Law.

Final word: Another must read from Ingrid Law and her ‘savvy’ world! 

Happy reading, friends!

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