Holden Harris, 18, is locked in a prison of autism. At school he is bullied by kids who do not understand. He is befriended by the head cheerleader and star of the high school drama production, Lauren Reynolds, who has problems of her own at home, but eventually helps Holden win a spot in the school play. At the same time, Lauren makes a dramatic discovery. Long ago, her parents and Holden?s parents were friends and she and Holden played together until his diagnosis of autism at the age of three. Ultimately, the community comes to understand that many people walk around in a personal prison and that only by love and faith can the doors become unlocked.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.