Monday, April 25, 2016

Switch by Ingrid Law

Matt and I finished another breakfast book. A breakfast book is the book you read to your children as they are eating breakfast. It helps get their minds ready to learn before they head to school. It keeps you from being annoyed with them as they dawdle because they are excited for the morning story, so they get dressed and get seated so the reading can commence.

Switch is the third book in the Savvy Series by Ingrid Law. As we read the last page, Matt said, "I hope she writes another one."

Switch is about Gypsy. It starts with showing us Gypsy's savvy, which is the ability to see the future and the past, but something happens, and everyone who lives at Gypsy's house has their savvy switch to a different one.

Many times throughout the story, we imagined what a scene would look like on a movie screen. The special effects would be amazing. We also hypothesized how each character's savvy could grow or change as they learned to scumble their abilities.

We enjoyed getting to know the Beaumont family better, and yes, Sampson is a big player in this story. The supporting characters are fleshed out, so it is easy to imagine being friends with them or not liking them at all. This is a series that is safe to read and perfect for middle grade readers and up. The book is short and fat, so each page has plenty of white space and only a few paragraphs, which helps those with reading disabilities, seizure disorders, or brain injuries. The content is age appropriate, so middle school students won't feel they are reading a baby book, and yet your younger readers won't encounter anything inappropriate either.

If you are looking for a good, clean, exciting series, this is a great one.

Read to a child today even if that child is you. 

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