Stuart scatters his rose petals with enough thorns to ensure his often very funny debut will get under the skin . . . a tear-jerker
This is a wonderful, warm, insightful novel about family, friendship and love that tugs at your heart.
Fans of Nick Hornby with love this funny and moving tale.
It was refreshing to read a story where the characters flail around, panic, cry, swear, yet ultimately are determined to build little blocks of happiness with those whom they love.
A Boy Made of Blocks is constructed around not just a great plot, but a rare sense of honesty and insight.
Be prepared to shed tears (Book of the Week)
Touching and funny
Very funny, incredibly poignant and full of insight. Awesome.
An engaging and satisfying read on modern parenting
A Boy Made of Blocks is a wonderful read and I imagine that this will be one of many outstanding novels by Keith Stuart.
The publishing sensation of the year: a compelling, uplifting and heart-rending debut novel
This book is incredible. Keith Stuart is a very clever man.
Warm and real, honest and heart-breaking, joyous and life-affirming. It has the lot.
Funny, expertly plotted and written with enormous heart. Readers who enjoyed The Rosie Project will love A Boy Made of Blocks - I did
A heartwarming read
[A] warm, humorous and touching story about fatherhood and family
Even the hardest of hearts will be warmed by this poignant tale based on the author's life with his autistic son
An escape, majestic and beautiful, into a world where imagination is the only limit.
The characters are well-developed and vulnerable, learning to navigate and make sense of a world filled with obstacles. Stuart's debut novel is a charming and timely tale of learning to connect in the digital age.
A heart-warming and wise story . . . I shed a few tears but was left with a warm glow
Heartwarming, funny and special. I devoured this cracking book.
This debut is sad, funny and full of heart-melting moments that make tears inevitable.
A Boy Made of Blocks is one of those unique and exquisite stories that grab you from the very first line. Searingly honest and poignant . . . tremendously moving. A truly beautiful story.
Keith Stuart is a master at balancing humour alongside the serious. He has a light touch but also moves us deeply, and his characters are wonderfully real. Clever and full of insight.
One of those wonderful books that makes you laugh and cry at the same time