A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart

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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. (NetGalley description)

My Review

Rating: 5/5

Reading this magnificently, heart-warming novel I felt like I was in a different world where I was someone else; a changed version of myself.

This funny yet sincere story of Sam, a boy with autism, and his personality-reforming Dad, Alex, depicts the most beautiful side of humanity as Alex endeavours to build his family back up again.

I absolutely loved this novel; it is one that I will never forget. I would like to thank the publisher, Little, Brown Book Group, for giving me this wonderful opportunity to read ‘A Boy Made From Blocks’.

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