June 27, 2011

Review: Insight by Diana Greenwood

Some secrets won't let you go.Elvira Witsil lives about as far away from civilization as you can get, in a remote corner of Wisconsin where nothing much ever happens. In a house crowded with her mother, her cantankerous grandmother, and her little sister, Jessie, Elvira feels forgotten and alone.Their house also contains numerous secrets, and Elvira's family holds their secrets closely. Secrets about the father that Jessie never knew, and that Elvira can't forget. Secrets about that day five years ago. And the one secret that Elvira can't quite understand: that Jessie sees things no one else can see.These secrets will lead Elvira and her family on a journey far away from home—on a journey toward redemption and healing—if she can just bring herself to believe

 A unique way of interjecting faith into a persons views. I liked the outlook the author took with this story. As the book progresses you can see and feel the struggle the characters have. I feel this book would be a good teaching tool. Faith and the questions surrounding it are artfully detailed without being overbearing. An extraordinary journey in the lives of a very ordinary family. Filled with life lessons about love & loss, life & death, acceptance & understanding, past & future and a little faith & hope mixed in. I think sometimes we get so wrapped up in the daily grind that we forget to stop and be thankful. A wonderful little story to remind us.

My Score: 4 Stars- Good Book
Reviewed by~Mechele

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