Kingsbury draws from real-life events to weave a brilliant tale about friendship, autism and the effects of bullying. This relevant novel should be a must-read for teens and adults alike.
Holden Harris was a normal child until he started withdrawing at age 3. Now 18, he is locked in his own private world of autism. Ella Reynolds is popular and pretty, with the lead in the school musical. When Ella sees Holden reacting positively to a rehearsal for the musical, she reaches out to him to see if friendship and music could possibly be the key to unlocking a miracle in Holden’s life. (ZONDERVAN, Oct., 336 pp., $14.99)