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