A Boy Made of Blocks by [Stuart, Keith]

Publisher: Sphere (1st September 2016)


I finished this lovely book this afternoon and it totally blew me away. It’s one of the most moving and thought provoking books I’ve read in a long time.

A Boy Made Of Blocks is about an 8 year old boy called Sam. Sam is autistic. His Dad, Alex, has always struggled to connect with him. This has put a lot of pressure on his marriage to Sam’s Mum, Jody, and sadly they end up separated. Alex worries that he will lose his son (and his wife) all together, until he discovers a computer game called Minecraft.

Minecraft literally changes their lives!

I’m not going to say anything about why or how, I would urge you to read it for yourself. You will be so glad you did!

Keith Stuart has an autistic son and his experience shines through this story. It is told with such love and affection. It’s also quite comical at times.

It’s a little bit sad, but mostly uplifting and incredibly heart-warming. It made me cry!

A beautifully written story that will most definitely stay with me for a long time to come. An easy 5 stars for me!

Many thanks to the publisher for inviting me to read this book via Netgalley. I am more than happy to recommend to anyone and everyone.

Buy your copy HERE 

You know you want to!

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Discover a unique, funny and moving debut that will make you laugh, cry and smile.

Meet thirtysomething dad, Alex
He loves his wife Jody, but has forgotten how to show it. He loves his son Sam, but doesn’t understand him. Something has to change. And he needs to start with himself.

Meet eight-year-old Sam
Beautiful, surprising, autistic. To him the world is a puzzle he can’t solve on his own.

But when Sam starts to play Minecraft, it opens up a place where Alex and Sam begin to rediscover both themselves and each other . . .

Can one fragmented family put themselves back together, one piece at a time?

Inspired by the author’s experiences with his own son, A Boy Made of Blocks is an astonishingly authentic story of love, family and autism.


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