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Karen Kingsbury
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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (1 Sep 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310266955
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310266952
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 14 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 325,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Unlocked Holden Harris is an autistic 18-year-old who is bullied at school. Laura Reynolds, the head cheerleader who befriends Holden, has problems of her own at home. In her trademark way, Kingsbury tackles real-life issues of high school bullying, autism, adultery, and ultimately acceptance. Full description

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Corinne
Format:Paperback
I read 'Unlocked' last week. As usual with any Karen Kingsbury book, I couldn't put it down! The story is so powerfully written. It includes a brilliant insight in to the world of autism, in such a heartfelt way. I love the way, Karen has been able to capture so many different levels of feelings, experienced by people affected by autism. From school teachers, to college students, parents of autistic children to bullies and friends and the insightful, inside look at the locked in world Holden is experiencing himself. It is a book that will leave you feeling, challenged and elated, give you understanding and make you want even more. Unconditional love, acceptance and belief are for me the key elements that shine through. It does for autism, what Karens book 'Just beyond the Clouds' did for Down Syndrome. If will bring you out of your comfort zone, and you will feel yourself being unlocked as you partake in a wonderfully crafted, powerful piece of fiction. May everyone who reads it, learn to look beyond what they are seeing, the outside of a person, to the beauty that is so often hidden within. Thank you Karen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read! 13 Nov 2011
By Annette
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A powerful read. Karen has researched Autism well and this story which came about from a real life situation will be an encouragement to many and bring the world of Autism Spectrum Conditions to the attention of many more. Good scriptural encouragement that even in the tough days God is there and we are all special to Him. Have plenty of tissues at the ready!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars thank you 14 Oct 2010
Format:Paperback
thank you for this book, i have read most of karens books but this is by far the best one. Im passing it on.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Let God's Love Open the Door 30 Nov 2010
By BeatleBangs1964 TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
"Let my love open the door to your heart." -- Pete Townshend, 1980

"Make new friends and keep the old. One is silver and the other's gold." -- Old Children's Rhyme

"You can worry your life away with
Not knowing what each new day may bring to you
Or take each day as it goes on
Wake up to the love that flows on, around you." -- George Harrison, 1979 from "If You Believe"

Karen Kingsbury is a genius. She really is. She writes from the heart and from a Christian perspective. This book is a testament of how love and inspiration can truly bless and enrich a person's life.

Holden Harris, 18 has the dual challenges of having the gruesome name of Holden and having autism. This story, however is much broader than that of Holden and his problems with peers, bullying and difficulty in learning the Tacit Social Codes & Rules. He outwardly appears to be cheerfully oblivious to his peers' taunting, but don't be deceived by outward appearances. The boy feels very deeply, but has difficulty in knowing how to express himself in ways others will find acceptable.

"If you believe - if you believe in you
Everything you thought is possible, if you believe . . .
If you believe in me . . .
All your love's reflected back to you
When you believe." -- George Harrison

"Unlocked" also describes in real, palpably painful detail the sorrow the boy's mother feels at not knowing how to help her son. He is described as having hit all the developmental milestones with normal limits until he was a year and a half old. At that time, he became nonverbal and more inclined to pursue solitary interests as opposed to responding to people. His sensory sensitivities had become heightened and he resisted touch.
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By Roz
Format:Paperback
What would have been an excellent story is completely destroyed by the character of the mother who has be drawn as an ignorant woman who believes the fallacy that autism is caused by vaccines. What a shame the author has jumped on the band wagon of a discredited doctor who is no longer allowed to practice medicine in his home country due to his misleading research. How many more children will be unvaccinated because some poor ignorant person believes the rubbish that is written here?
How sad that she felt the need to perpetuate the myth.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unlocked 15 Jun 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Another great read by Karen Kingsbury, touchingly honest and a real insight into autism. Would definitely recommend to those
Karen Kingsbury readers and others too.
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