is the sequel/companion novel to Newbery Honor book Savvy, and is set nine years later. A number of the characters from Savvy
make appearances, but the main character and narrator is just-turned-thirteen Ledger Kale, cousin to the Beaumonts.
I enjoyed reading Savvy
, so I had high hopes for Scumble
. It did not disappoint! Rather, Scumble
takes all the good things from Savvy
and makes them even better. Characterisation and pacing are tightened up. Distinction between character voices is improved. And we get to see how the various Beaumonts grew up in the nine intervening years.
There definitely seems to be room for more books about these delightful families, and I really hope there will be.