Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury ~ Review


My Review: A heart-warming tale told from many different points of view.

Holden Harris is a autistic. But when he reconnects with a childhood friend, he slowly comes alive again, inspiring and impacting many lives.

Believe it or not this is the first Karen Kingsbury I have ever read, and I must say that I enjoyed it. Ms. Kingsbury has a lovely easy to read style that I believe pretty much anyone whould find engaging. The story was told from multiple points of view, not just two or three, pretty much every character got a chance to tell a part of their story.

I really loved Holden's point of veiw the best though, because he was such a beautiful person, inside and out, and he was always praying for people. And that way I got to see how he was in there, yet he just needed to be heard.

The story moved along quickly, and there were times that I just couldn't stop reading. I came to love the characters, though it was super sad at some points.

Overall this is a heart-warming tale that makes for a great anytime read, I'm not sure of I'll pick up another Karen Kingsbury novel (those huge interconnected series' scare me a bit!) in the near future but I found this one to be very enjoyable, though there were some parts that were a bit of a lull for me.
But a great novel, with a main character who will steal your heart!

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!


  1. Glad you liked it, Faye! I'm literally picking this up from my library today. Hehe...

  2. Rosie, how awesome! I hope you enjoy it!

  3. "Unlocked" was also my first Karen Kingsbury novel I read, and I very much enjoyed it for the same reasons you mentioned. It's very real - I also loved Holden's POV. It was really interesting to see what probably goes on in the head of an autistic person.

    Those interconnected series scare me also, which is why I haven't read any of her other books. I did, however, just finished reading "Leaving". It actually wasn't that great (I'm thinking about posting a review of it sometime soon). But I know that Kingsbury is a great author so I'm still planning on reading the rest of the Bailey Flanigan series to see how they turn out. =)

    1. Tessa, I guess it is a great one to start with! Yes, it was amazing to get inside Holden's head and see just how beautiful he was!

      It is great to know that I am not the only one! I have seen that series and they look interesting. A friend told me that she is a bit hit and miss, but I haven't decided yet :) Thanks for stopping by!


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