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.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.Read Less
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I am a big fan of Karen Kingsbury and this story is one of my favorites. The compassion and love shown in the story is a great example of how we all should care about others.
Jan 26, 2012
Great Read About Autism
I really enjoyed this book. It was very informative and told in a story so interestingly that I didn't want to miss a word. I want others to be blessed by it so I will pass it on.
Jul 16, 2011
touching on many levels
In this touching account, Kingsbury manages to weave a story about a young man who is autistic, a dysfunctional family suffering from the after-effects of fame, a bullying-induced suicide, and the impact of a rekindled friendship. It's a story of a mother's unconditional love, a father's love, and the courage it takes for the family to pull together in the face of their struggles. It is a story of hope that can encourage, but also a story of loss that may leave you in need of tissues in more than one place. It's also a story of the difference one person who chooses to do what's right, can make. Inspiring, encouraging, touching, and well worth the short time it takes to read.
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