A Love Story
by Karen Kingsbury;
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Before You Take a Stand … You Got to Take a Chance.
Holden Harris is an eighteen-year-old locked in a prison of autism. Despite his quiet ways and quirky behaviors, Holden is very happy and socially normal—on the inside, in a private world all his own. In reality, he is bullied at school by kids who only see that he is very different.
Ella Reynolds is part of the “in” crowd. A cheerleader and star of the high school drama production, her life seems perfect. When she catches Holden listening to her rehearse for the school play, she is drawn to him … the way he is drawn to the music. Then, Ella makes a dramatic discovery—she and Holden were best friends as children.
Frustrated by the way Holden is bullied, and horrified at the indifference of her peers, Ella decides to take a stand against the most privileged and popular kids at school.
Including her boyfriend, Jake.
Ella believes miracles can happen in the unlikeliest places, and that just maybe an entire community might celebrate from the sidelines. But will Holden’s praying mother and the efforts of Ella and a cast of theater kids be enough to unlock the prison that contains Holden?
This time, friendship, faith, and the power of a song must be strong enough to open the doors to the miracle Holden needs.
Karen Kingsbury is a New York Times Bestselling author, her life changing fiction has produced multiple chart toppers around the world. Recently one of her books, Like Dandelion Dust was made into a major motion picture. Karen lives in Washington with her husband, daughter and five sons.
Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury was published by Zondervan in October 2010 and is our 14343rd best seller. The ISBN for Unlocked is 9780310266952.
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UnlockedMary Bartholomew, via The Good Book Stall
An incredibly moving story of an autistic boy and his childhood friend Ellie who both go to the same High School, Fulton High.
Their parents who used to be close friends were affected, more than they realised, by Holden’s withdrawal into autism at the age of three,. The little girl Ellie, could not understand what was happening to her friend and Ellie’s mum feared that contact with Holden would make Ellie withdraw as well, so kept away, losing contact with Holden’s family when she and her family moved away.
Now in their senior years at High school, Ellie in with the ‘in crowd’, Holden in the special needs unit, they happen on each other and Ellie discovers why Holden seems so familiar.
From then on their lives and those of all around them slowly change in ways that can only be described as miracles from God. This is a story of bullying, misconceptions, compassion and love, of Holden’s love of music retained from his childhood and the power of music to help him reach his full potential.
Finding inspiration in the true story of a young boy, Karen Kingsbury has woven one of her finest novels.
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|Page last updated||11th May 2014|
|Author / Artist||Karen Kingsbury|
|Publisher||Zondervan (October 2010)|
|Number of Pages||336|