A Boy Made Of Blocks by Keith Stuart

IMG_9033A 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.

This was one of the best books I’ve read this year. The story of a father and his journey of discovery to understand his autistic son.

It’s a book that will make you laugh and cry. There’s humour and there’s sadness, and it’s such an uplifting book.

The story and the characters seem so real, it’s like reading an autobiography. You develop a real fondness for Sam, and for his parents.  I work with special needs children, and found the authors insight into children on the spectrum so accurate. It was only when I read the author’s note at the end of the book that I realised that it was based on reality, and that he had similar experiences with his son.

Everyone should read this book. Not only is it a wonderful read, it will give readers insight into what it’s like for parents of children with autism.

MY RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


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