22574100I grew up in a Christian home. My father is a preacher, my mother the daughter of a deacon. Religion has been a big part of my life. But as such, I’ve never been a big reader of Christian novels. However, I enjoy when someone loans me a book they think I’ll enjoy or just one they want to discuss with me.

My mother loaned me Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury. She’s big on Kingsbury books and has loaned me a few previously. While Kingsbury’s books offer heartwarming stories, her writing style seems like something written by a middle-schooler. Unlocked is no different.

Kingsbury spins a story about an autistic boy and his long-lost best friend. She depicts the trials of having an autistic child and the loss of friendships. We’re pulled into a story that is heart-wrenching yet filled with hope.

If a reader can look past the technicalities of Kingsbury’s writing, you’re sure to find an inspirational story.