My name is Vikki and I’m a Christian fiction snob.
I generally avoided Christian fiction because I thought it was all contemporary romance, historical fiction romance or just pure unadulterated cheese.
I was wrong.
Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury had been setting in my “to read” pile for several weeks. I literally judged the book by its cover and decided ahead of time that this book would cheesy romance, but Kingsbury really knows how to tell a story.
Holden Harris is a handsome 18-year-old high school student with autism and he’s the target of bullies. Holden is a caring, loving, talented young man, but autism keeps him locked away from the rest of the world. His diagnosis has taken its toll on his parent’s marriage. His mother works hard as a clerk at Wal-Mart and is Holden’s advocate at school. His father can’t handle not being able to win the battle for his son and takes off for Alaska to work as a fisherman. Outside of the occasional phone call, a visit three times a year and faithfully sending his paychecks to his wife, he has no contact with his family.
Ella Reynolds is a typical pretty, popular girl who’s troubled by the way her boyfriend, Jake, and his crew treat anyone who’s different, especially Holden. Ella isn’t aware that when she and Holden were 3 years old, their families were quite close until the diagnosis of autism. Gradually, she becomes Holden’s friend and advocate.
Kingsbury is a talented writer. I think she’s managed to write a faith-based book that contains an excellent story, which quite frankly, are hard to find.
I’m giving my copy of Unlocked away. To enter, please do the following:
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I’ll announce the winner on Monday, January 10th. In the meantime, if you’d like to buy a copy of Unlocked, feel free to click these links which will take you directly to Amazon and help fund my book addiction.
(I received a copy of this book from Zondervan Publishing in exchange for a book review. I was not required to write a positive review.)