Review: Divine Sight by Eduarda Amondragon

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Synopsis:

There are many things in this world the average person cannot see…but a chosen few can. Such is the case with Lala, the five-year-old Mexican-American child at the heart of this unique coming-of-age novel.

Divine Sight finds Lala at a critical point in her life, where she is learning how to deal with the different perspectives of her multicultural, multigenerational family and coming to terms with her sixth sense of second sight. Set in the 1950s and spanning both the United States and Mexico, the story is told through a series of vignettes written in Lala’s voice. Each chapter casts Lala against a challenging situation and shows how she, with the aid of her family members and otherworldly allies, works to overcome it and becomes more comfortable in her own skin—as a medium between two worlds and two cultures.

A truly touching and thoughtful tome, Divine Sight explores many common, and uncommon, themes from an encouraging and empowering angle. It speaks volumes about cultural and spiritual understanding and tells a tale of hope and helpfulness that’s sure to appeal to open-minded readers who want to better understand and appreciate life’s many marvels.

Number of Pages: 165

Rating: 4/5

Review:

Initially I thought that a book told through a five year olds perspective was going to be difficult to connect with. However, as I began reading I started to connect with Lala. Lala was endearing and insightful. Yet she is still a fun loving little girl. I loved her compassion and the way that she cared so deeply for her family and those around her.

In many instances I found myself going to back times when I was younger. It brought me back to times of simplicity. I couldn’t help but smile. Especially during family trips and outings I really connected with Lala.

I also loved the way that Lala comes to understand her gift and the way she is to use it. It was nice that her gift did not overwhelm the overall effect.

It was great to get to see though the world though the eyes of someone younger, especially given Lala’s sight.

My only “complaint” about this book was at times her family’s erotic behavior at times seemed highly unrealistic and I did notice a few grammatical errors.

Other than that I found this be a lovely read and I’d recommend it to anyone wanting to anyone wanting an easy read.

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