Just finished Ingrid Law's Savvy, a fun ya novel about a family whose members each possess a unique "savvy," or power: Grandpa can move Earth, brother Fish can control water and wind, Rocket can conduct electricity. The focus of the book is Mibs Beaumont on her thirteenth birthday, the birthday when her savvy will reveal itself. . . A student recommended this book to me, and I really enjoyed it: Law's narrative voice is unique but never affected, creating a singing, swinging Western tone to the story. There's a sequel out, and I think I'll look for it!
Thank you, Matt, for the recommendation: a nice way to start summer vacation!