Book Review: A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart

Published: 01/09/2016
Format: Kindle Edition

A father who rediscovers love.

Alex loves his wife Jody, but has forgotten how to show it. He loves his son Sam, but doesn’t understand him. He needs a reason to grab his future with both hands.

A son who shows him how to live

Meet eight-year-old Sam: beautiful, surprising – and different. To him the world is a frightening mystery. But as his imagination comes to life, his family will be changed . . . for good.

36487851Incredibly moving insight into struggling family. Alex and Jody used to be unbreakable team. That has changed and everything started crumbling around them.

Alex is losing hold on what means everything to him, his family. Jody has enough of fighting for both of them, of keeping family together. Alex doesn’t understand what he’s done wrong, hasn’t he loved them enough, did he not provide and support his family financially? Suddenly everything he was so sure about is gone and finding way back is a lot harder than he ever could imagine.  The hardest of all seems to be his relationship with his son Sam, understanding him, communicating, finding things in common. Alex lost everything but won’t lose his son too.

This story shows that sometimes life seems so much harder, more complicated but simple changes can make the biggest difference. Even baby steps are steps forward and love and care can really go a long way.

A Boy Made of Block was written with so much care. So many funny moments distracted you from difficult situations but seriousness of it never left your mind. This novel is one everyone should read. It’s incredible how much it can open your eyes and seeing child ‘misbehaving’ in public will never be quite the same again.


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