Thanks for your comments, Beverly and Kate. I'm glad that you're discussing this book with us! Keep those comments coming. kate makes a good point about Mibs being confused by, and even a little disappointed in, her savvy. She wanted her savvy to be a different one and the scene in which she says good-bye to her idea of her dream savvy broke my heart.
This book has me thinking a lot about our skills and talents and the ways in which we see ourselves. It would be so easy to ask this question, "if you could have one savvy, what would it be?" But, after reading this book, I think a more appropriate question would be, "what savvy would you WANT, but what do you think your actual savvy would be?" If I had to answer that question, I think I would say, "I'd WANT my savvy to be having the ability to perfectly do things (like Mibs's mom), but my ACTUAL savvy would probably be the ability to help those around me excel at the things that are important to them."
How would you answer this question? What savvy would you WANT, but what do you think your ACTUAL savvy would be?