Karen Kingsbury has penned a wonderful novel about being locked in the world of autism.
As with all Karen’s novels, she never disappoints. She tackled autism head on. This is not an easy subject to write on.
Holden Harris is locked into the world of autism. He is unable to communicate. He is an easy target and becomes bullied.
Ella appears to have it all including having Jake as her boyfriend. She is shocked to see him bully Holden. She takes a stand. Ella is drawn to Holden but doesn’t know why. It’s in his eyes, no doubt. He connects with her. Why?
It turns out that Ella and Holden were best friends as young children. They danced and sang together and the parents thought they would go to the prom one day. Autism and a lack of understanding took that chance away. Will Ella and Holden ever dance again as they once did?
Although, Holden is unable to communicate, Karen does a wonderful job in showing Holden’s thoughts. Kids with autism are no different than any of us. They love others more easily. They are kind to everyone. They do not judge.
Holden can hear the music. Music may be the key to unlocking his autism. Do you hear the music? Unless we stop and take the time to listen, we never will.
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