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Unlocked: A Love Story

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15 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

These are books this world needs more of!

This author's ability to write about true issues and problems people face in every day life draw the reader in and speaks to the soul. Her books always inspire me, and UNLOCKED was a true blessing! Unlocked is another incredible story about life, love, and true caring, ...
This author's ability to write about true issues and problems people face in every day life draw the reader in and speaks to the soul. Her books always inspire me, and UNLOCKED was a true blessing! Unlocked is another incredible story about life, love, and true caring, respect and kindness. This should be mandatory reading to all! This book tackles the relationship between parents also of a special need person. It takes a toll on a marriage and most don't survive. She explored the struggle the Harris's had and explained how helpless parents of a special needs child feel and how much the children need both parents together. How incredibly timely this book is that deals with bullying! This book is a light of hope! Her books inspire me to be a better person and strengthen me in so many ways! Her depiction of a child with autism is amazing and enlightening. I believe this book is a blessing and it will open the eyes of all who read this! Though I have read almost every one of her books this was a little different. It touched on subjects that are often hard to deal with. I found myself crying at times, tears of joy or sadness and cheering at others. The subject of bullying and autism are dealt with lovingly and should be a lesson to all who read this. It covers these issues and opens the understanding eye to that because a person is different that is no reason or excuse to judge or make fun of! I can't understand why it is so hard for some people to try to see through the other person's eyes! It is a beautiful story of friends finding each other after years have passed and how in the process a phenomenon can happen when you love instead of hate. These are books this world needs more of! We need to bring respect, peace, joy, kindness and understanding back into the world before it is too late! I love all of Karen Kingsbury's books; also, Picoult, Pirrung, Rivers and others who write with the special "touch" to inspire. Ann T. Mason

posted by ANNTMASON on October 15, 2010

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4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Unlocked

Unlocked, the new young adult Novel by Karen Kingsbury, is a love story about a young woman and a young man with autism. This work fits into the genre of "Christian" romance- but with a new twist. The man that Ella falls in love with, is a young man with autism. King...
Unlocked, the new young adult Novel by Karen Kingsbury, is a love story about a young woman and a young man with autism. This work fits into the genre of "Christian" romance- but with a new twist. The man that Ella falls in love with, is a young man with autism. Kingsbury is to be commended for her attempt at portraying autism in a positive light. Nevertheless, I find that the novel is a bit too idealistic, because in reality, young men and women who do have autism, often have other social, physical and personal qualities that many would find offensive rather than endearing. Nevertheless, keeping in mind that the targeted reader is a teenager, the idealism is appropriate.

This book is perfect for any young adult- with its high school characters and setting, it makes it easy for teen readers to relate. This book tackles some important issues- bringing them to the forfront: autism, bullying, and how special needs children impact families and marriages. This book introduces the ideas of empathy and puts a human face to people with disabilities. This book serves to educate the reader of the challanges of autism and how it affects every sphere of life. At the end of the book are some thought provoking discussion questions, making this a good choice for group study or for personal thought and journaling. As a blogger for Zondervan publishers, I recieved this book for the purposes of writing a review. The opinions expressed are my own.

posted by PJtheEMT4 on November 16, 2010

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