If you want a truly beautiful story, you've got to read this book. While reading this book I laughed, cried, smiled, and in general just loved every minute of this book. My family loved it too. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone. :)
It follows the parallel stories of two families, and about five or six people. All of them are in need of a miracle. All of them are locked in their own personal prison. Whether it is lobeliness, autism or failure, every one of them is praying for a miracle, whether they know it or not.
And this is the book of how they get their miracle, each and every one of them, all touched by one very special boy and one incredibly talented and warm-hearted girl.
Music is they key that can unlock Holden's beautiful soul from its prison of autism, but God is the One who ends up changing all these lives.
It was really amazing for me to see that Holden was happy all along, satisfied with his life and his friendship with Jesus, but it was everyone else who needed to see the real him beneath his disability.
I loved unlocked.
I cried after I had read it, and books rarely make me cry.
The story touched me in incredible ways, and it made me rethink some things in my life. It made me look deeper, and question how I see others and myself. How I judge my failures, and what ultimately brings me closer to God.
This story isn't exactly a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, but it has some very crucial references to the fairytale. To me, it was a small masterpiece.
For everyone who has ever felt you were in any kind of prison, and hoped for a miracle to finally pop the lock open, this book is for you.
I received this book from Zondervan in exchange for a review.
This was my first Karen Kingsbury book...all of my friends are always raving about her books...now I see why! This was a tender, special story that helped me to look at autism from a different perspective! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!