This book is such an eye opener to helping understand how autism affects so many people. not only those with the disease, but family and friends and others involved. It also shows how we need to just love people for who they are, and love them just the way God made them.
As I said before this is a book that I would highly recommend to everyone to read and please don't be put off by the fact that it is a christian fiction. As always Karen Kingsbury has crafted an amazing story and touched on a subject that is seen in many households and in real life and as usual her books are always heart-warming and touching that in points you feel like tearing up. In Unlocked it is about an Autistic boy named Holden Harris whom at 3 years turned autistic and stopped talking completely. For his parents , this was the hardest time as they lost their best friends and soon their marriage started to strain, so her husband took jobs as far away as home as he could . Now in high school Holden and his family are about to get the miracle that they have been praying for since his diagnosis. At school Holden is re-acquainted with Ella his best friend before his diagnosis. Ella develops a soft spot for Holden and notices that he has a love of singing and dancing , is Ella the miracle that God has provided for Holden to get him out of his shell and re-open that voice of his . In this novel as one girl's journey to create a miracle , ends up bringing two miracles - a reunion of best friends and the re-ignition of Holden's parents marriage. However , all is not happy as we witness a suicide in the novel of one of Holden and Ella's friends. Will Michael's suicide be a turning point and ignite a change in people's attitudes?