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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Book Review: Insight by Diana Greenwood

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (April 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310723140
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310723141

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.

My review:
Before anyone gets excited about me doing some awesome review,
let me just stop you there.
I don't really have much to say about Insight.
I didn't love it and I didn't hate it.
It was just right in the middle of, "eh."
The story was interesting, but it didn't grab me like I really wanted it to.
It kind of just kept a very anti-climatic, steady pace.
I also didn't feel like there was a very strong character or story development. 
Insight just wasn't my cup of tea, and I'm thinking it was written for a younger audience. 

One thing I did really love about Insight, is no matter how much Elvira 
complained about how much her life sucked, (which it did. I would complain as well)
and no matter how much she said how much she hates her family,
you can tell deep down, that she loves them, and would do anything for them.
The author did a really good job at capturing that.

Anyway, to wrap things up here, I did not hate this book.
It just wasn't something I'd want to re-read.
So I am sure there is somebody that would love this book!
So give it a try, and tell me what you liked about it.

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