The Key to Charlotte
firstname.lastname@example.org (Wednesday, 30 November 2011)
This book, hands down, is one of the best I have read all year. It swept through my heart with so much power I found myself hating to see the story
end.rnrn rnIn the pages of The Key to Charlotte, author EA West has deftly explored the top of autism, and how people who suffer from autism--in this
case the lovely and musically inclined Charlotte Harris--are created in the image of God. They are more than worthy and capable of love, independence
and the fulfillment of God's plan for their lives. rnrnCharlotte works at a small church in Indiana. She's cleaning the facility when music comes to
her unexpectedly from the sanctuary. Zakaria Rush, the new Director of Children's Ministries, is playing his guitar. Instantly, and instinctively,
Zakaria treats Charlotte with respect and an easy sense of caring--caring that blooms quickly to an even deeper affection.rnrnThat affection is what
leads Zakaria to take her gently under his wing, and lead her to her heart's desire--music and a sharing of her life, and the gifts God has given her.
What could be more beautiful?rnrnAt no point is this love story mawkish or overdone. Therein lies its absolute beauty. With the same kind of artistry
as Karen Kingsbury displayed in her novel Unlocked, EA West uses heart, God, and a straightforward approach to make Charlotte come alive and be
completely relatable in how she sees the world and reacts to it. We understand her, and therefore, we love her and cheer for her. And all I can say
about Zakaria is that in him, EA has created a hero worthy of Charlotte.rnrnDon't walk, run to pick it up!