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by Keith Stuart
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Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it 3 years ago
You had me at Minecraft. I admit it. After the Minecraft obsession swept through my own home, I was curious to see how the game would be used to engage Sam, the autistic boy at the center of this story. To be fair, calling this merely a story about autism (or minecraft, for that matter) does this st...
FeeRtheDragon
FeeRtheDragon rated it 3 years ago
A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart is a story of a father, Alex, and his son, Sam, who is autistic. Alex has to learned how to cope with Sam before he loses his family by divorce. Based on the author's own experiences with his own sons, I felt that this story gave some insight as to what it must...
Romance and other things
Romance and other things rated it 4 years ago
Alex loves his family, and yet he struggles to connect with his eight-year-old autistic son, Sam. The strain has pushed his marriage to the breaking point. So Alex moves in with his merrily irresponsible best friend on the world’s most uncomfortable blow-up bed. As Alex navigates single life, long-b...
DubaiReader
DubaiReader rated it 4 years ago
This book reads very much like a memoir and I had to check back to convince myself that it was a novel, but the author writes from first hand experience with his own autistic son and it therefore has a very authentic feel. The other reason I connected with this novel was that Alex, the father of Sam...
From the comfort of my sofa
From the comfort of my sofa rated it 5 years ago
What an absolute delight this book is and how wonderful it is to read a positive, uplifting and thoroughly enjoyable tale about a family's voyage with a child who has autism. I have read other books that deal with this subject recently but have found them a little disheartening and bleak. So, when ...
drallapaul
drallapaul rated it 5 years ago
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewUsing the author's experience with one of his own children, this novel is about Alex who has had difficulties dealing with his autistic son, Sam, leading to marital breakdown, compounded by redundancy. The video game, Minecraft, hel...
The Flutterby Room
The Flutterby Room rated it 5 years ago
A BOY MADE OF BLOCKS is Keith Stuart’s debut novel. It tells the story of Alex and his eight-year-old son Alex, who is on the autistic spectrum. Alex’s marriage to Jody has been pushed to the breaking point, and as the book starts he is moving in with his best mate Dan. As Alex works out what this b...
Just Olga and her books
Just Olga and her books rated it 5 years ago
Thanks to Net Galley and to Little, Brown Book Group UK and Sphere for providing me with a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. This is a unique book. Yes, I know all books are unique in one way or another, but this book is unique because it deals with something that is always goi...
drallapaul
drallapaul rated it 5 years ago
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Using the author's experience with one of his own children, this novel is about Alex who has had difficulties dealing with his autistic son, Sam, leading to marital breakdown, compounded by redundancy. The video game, Minecraft, ...
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