Even the hardest of hearts will be warmed by this poignant tale based on the author's life with his autistic son
Warm and real, honest and heart-breaking, joyous and life-affirming. It has the lot.
A heart-warming and wise story . . . I shed a few tears but was left with a warm glow
Stuart scatters his rose petals with enough thorns to ensure his often very funny debut will get under the skin . . . a tear-jerker
Be prepared to shed tears (Book of the Week)
[A] warm, humorous and touching story about fatherhood and family
Very funny, incredibly poignant and full of insight. Awesome.
An escape, majestic and beautiful, into a world where imagination is the only limit.
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.
Heartwarming, funny and special. I devoured this cracking book.
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.
This debut is sad, funny and full of heart-melting moments that make tears inevitable.
An engaging and satisfying read on modern parenting
A heartwarming read
A Boy Made of Blocks is a wonderful read and I imagine that this will be one of many outstanding novels by Keith Stuart.
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.
A Boy Made of Blocks is constructed around not just a great plot, but a rare sense of honesty and insight.
Funny, expertly plotted and written with enormous heart. Readers who enjoyed The Rosie Project will love A Boy Made of Blocks - I did
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.
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.
Touching and funny
One of those wonderful books that makes you laugh and cry at the same time