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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

SWITCH by Ingrid Law, the Third Book in the SAVVY Collection

 
win this copy!!!
Update: Here's what Booklist had to say
“Law tenderly handles the challenges of having a grandparent with Alzheimer’s, highlighting the power of familial love… Readers will be caught up in this snowy, magical adventure and the characters’ efforts to balance their true, sparkly selves with growing up." 

Just when you thought you had “savvies” figured out, author Ingrid Law adds a wily twist to the Beaumont family’s gifts. Her newest novel SWITCH (Dial Books for Young Readers, September 2015) reveals what happens when savvies get topsy-turvy and—just like life—spiral upside-down and out of control.

JACKETFLAP: Gypsy Beaumont has always been a whirly-twirly free spirit. So on her thirteenth birthday—the day everyone in her family gets a magical ability—she hopes for a savvy that will let her fly, or dance up to the stars. Instead, she wakes up with blurry vision…and starts seeing flashes of the future and past. But what she doesn’t see coming is the announcement that their downright mean grandma Pat has Alzheimer’s and is coming to live with them. Even more surprising? Suddenly her savvy—along with her whole family’s—switches to its topsy-turvy opposite!
                Now it’s total savvy mayhem, and Gypsy’s in for a fiery, wild, suspense-filled journey as she struggles to control her unpredictable new talent, and to save her family from a future she never wanted to see.

Booklovers who enjoy Ingrid Law’s unique, Gypsy-esque perspective of the world and fresh approach to retro-language—wackadoo, rabble-rouser and collywobbles—will once again fall in love with her writing. Middle School readers are guaranteed to have a blast with the humor and escapades in SWITCH, but they’ll also be inspired by the pluck of her diverse and authentic characters. Adult readers will savor the nostalgic undertones and layers of eccentrics. But no matter your age, pages will flip faster than you can say muddy-river-magic, because the spirals in SWITCH keep you on your toes and invested in the suspense-filled, magical adventure.  
SWITCH is the eagerly anticipated third installment in the SAVVY collection. SAVVY debuted in 2008 (a 2009 Newbery Honor book), and SCUMBLE released in 2010 (a New York Times Bestseller and Smithsonian Notable Book).  
I had the happy privilege of experiencing an early read of SWITCH, and now you can, too! I’d love to pass on my Advance Reading Copy to you…if you’re the lucky winner.
Entering to win this ARC of SWITCH is a two-step, super-simple process:
1.      copy paste and Tweet:  “I hope I win an ARC of SWITCH by Ingrid Law given away at http://bit.ly/1G7kCwr   #What’sYourSavvy?”
2.      Leave a comment on this blog, telling me your Twitter handle (and something fun, too, if you’d like).
Then I’ll put your name in a hat. **If you don't have a Twitter account, please leave a comment and tell me about another source of social media where you can comment.
Good luck! SWITCH is dedicated to Law’s parents whose anniversary is June 15th, so on June 15th I’ll draw the name of one lucky winner. Cross your fingers! You will love SWITCH, but winner be warned—do not try and read SWITCH in a quiet zone, because it’s packed (PACKED!) with irrepressible, laugh-out-loud moments.  

***June 15th UPDATE:  Congratulations Amy Nelson Green, you are the winner!***

·         Age Range: 8 - 12 years
·         Grade Level: 3 - 7
·         Hardcover: 368 pages
·         Publisher: Dial Books (September 1, 2015)
·         Language: English
·         ISBN-10: 0803738625
·         ISBN-13: 978-0803738621

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