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read Insight author Diana Greenwood kindle à Paperback ☆ diana greenwood Í Fourteen year old Elvira Witsil lives in a remote area of Wisconsin with her mother Connie who acknowledges Elvira only when chores need doing; her grandma a cantankerous woman who can’t hold her tongue; and her baby siEr met a secret so powerful that when her mother Connie learns of it she sends the family on a journey to California with a traveling preacher This powerful teen manuscript tells the story of a family’s journey toward forgiveness and a young woman’s journey toward fait I won a ARC copy of Insight from the First Reads program on November 20 2011 and received my copy on December 17 2011 Due to my college schedule I have not been able to get much pleasure reading in as you can tell by my updates However every time I read a bit of this book I just wanted and last night I picked up where I left off on page 43 and read straight through the book I really enjoyed this book While the cover art and the tag line What if you could see things before they happened lead you believe the book is about the paranormal that is not uite the case The story is about a young girl Elvira in the post war 1940s The book opens with Elvira's mother giving birth We soon learn that Elvira lives with her grandmother and mother who are always at odds with each other and her little sister Jesse who never speaks Elvira's father went missing in action in the war The story is about this dysfunctional family and how Jesse brings about a big change in their lives when she finally begins to say random words at four years old It is a coming of age story of sorts not only for Elvira but for her mother an grandmother as well The book had a religiousspiritual theme as you get to the end but it was in no way preachy or in your face All in all it was a beautifully told story and I would recommend it to my friends and family

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Fourteen year old Elvira Witsil lives in a remote area of Wisconsin with her mother Connie who acknowledges Elvira only when chores need doing; her grandma a cantankerous woman who can’t hold her tongue; and her baby sister Jessie who the family discovers is a seer Along I won this book in a Goodreads giveawayIt is a pleasant read set in post World War 2 rural America It deals with a family that has lost it's father in the wara father that had an alcohol problem to begin with so that the family was poor Elvira is the main character in the book and she tells of her younger sister who is a seer Jessie the younger sister being a seer lead the family on a journey across the US as she is used by her mother to try and make money off what she sees in the futureIt was a book that is definitely geared for teens and doesn't deal as deeply as it should with the family dysfunction But that is expected in a teen novel It also is a tiny bit bland and vague in areas when it comes to the story but I was able to stay interested in the story and finish reading the bookI would probably have checked this book out from the library instead of owned it if I had decided I wanted to read it on my own It was a pleasantly told story but not anything terribly gripping or life changing in content It didn't connect deep within me as other books have

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Insight author Diana GreenwoWith the burdens of a difficult family Elvira also bears a daunting secret she encouraged her father to enlist in WWII Ever since he was declared missing in action Elvira has felt responsible for his presumed death But Jessie also carries a secret about the father she nev Beautiful and imagined INSIGHT by debut novelist Diana Greenwood is a story about family dreams and finding faith in something greater than themselves A spiritual and enlightening novel you don’t have to be a religious believer or follower to enjoy the power behind the story Although published by Zondervan HarperCollins Christian imprint INSIGHT is a book for anyone who enjoys a story that hugs at the heart strings with flawed but interesting characters who are searching for their place in the worldThe story takes place during the 1940′s in rural Wisconsin Elvira Witsil is the book’s young protagonist She lives with her mother grandmother and younger sister Jessie Her mother is upset over the disappearance of her husband who was fighting overseas in the war Her grandmother is crass and mean and never has a kind word to say especially toward Elvira’s father Ray who is known as the town’s drunken loser Elvira loves her father faults and all and desperately misses him Her sister Jessie is cute and sweet but also a little strange Jessie lives in her daydreams rarely talks and does the most peculiar things As the book’s blurb states Jessie sees things that no one else can see And what Jessie sees is the futureGrowing up with Jessie is difficult for Elvira because caring for her falls onto Elvira’s shoulders and she’s just a kid herself But Elvira loves her sister even though her crazy antics drive her nuts When Elvira’s mother decides to move her small family across country to learn the meaning behind Jessie’s psychic gifts the journey and the people Elvira meets challenges her beliefs but discovers that Jessie’s power is that “seeing is believing”INSIGHT is one of those novels when you start reading you don’t want to let go of the story and its characters Reminiscent of the curious and magical voice of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird and the atmospheric and psychological turmoil of Ellen Foster INSIGHT features a charismatic heroine who sees the world behind critical and thoughtful eyes She yearns for a place to belong a stable home environment a mother’s love and a father whose memory she clings to Elvira is lonely and has no friends except for Jessie She loves books even though her strict grandmother forbids her to read certain kinds like A Tree Grows in Brooklyn But most of all Elvira uestions how anyone could believe in a higher power because of all the sadness and disappointment she’s seen her short life At times tender humorous and even heart wrenching with a touch of the paranormal INSIGHT will pick you up and lift your soulI love the cover of INSIGHT with Elvira under a sea green water The cover has to do with the story and is one of my favorites of 2011Review posted on my blog That's Swell and Copyrighted by Reel Swell Productions