Mibs is the main character who is about to get her savvy. At first she wants one that will let her blow fires out halfway across the state, or give her x-ray vision, or let her run really fast, or breath underwater. As she finds out about her Poppa and the terrible accident he was in, she decides all she wants for her thirteenth birthday is a savvy that can help him. She thinks that it is up to her and she has to get to the hospital and save her poppa, all by herself. By the end of her adventure, she realizes that she needs help from other people, and that she cannot master her savvy without help.