I seriously don’t know why and how had I not read this book earlier. I loved the author’s debut book A Thousand Perfect Notes, and I absolutely adore Cait’s (the author) blog. So what’s my verdict on this one? Read my book review on The Boy Who Steals Houses by C G Drew to find out.Have you read The Boy Who Steals Houses by C G Drew? What other Young adult books that work well older aged audiences too? Let us talk. Click To Tweet
About The Boy Who Steals Houses
Book Name: The Boy Who Steals Houses
Author: C G Drew
Characters: Sam and Avery Lou, Moxie, Jack, Jeremy De Lainey
Plot Summary of The Boy Who Steals Houses
15 year old Sam Lou is a homeless teenager, who breaks into empty houses just to find somewhere safe to sleep. He and his older brother Avery have been on the run for sometime now.
All through his life, Sam has been the adult and takes care of Avery, who is on the Autism spectrum. When all the adults in their family fail, Sam had to grow up too quickly and all he ever wanted was a safe home where he belonged with Avery.
But when Avery falls into a bad crowd, Sam is left all alone to fend himself. When he breaks into an “empty house” he realizes what he has been missing all these days.
Does he have to choose between feeling belonged to a family and Avery? If yes, what would he choose? You might have to read The Boy Who Steals Houses by C G Drew to know more.
Book review of The Boy Who Steals Houses
This book will break your heart. Do not come at me when you are a mess trying not to cry – but in a good way.
I absolutely adored every character and I wanted to protect Sam and Avery from any harm ever. And there will be a warm and sunshine-y place for the DeLaineys in my heart forever.
I was a bit worried about how The Boy Who Steals Houses would ever stand up to the expectations that C G Drew had created after her fantastic debut A Thousand Perfect Notes. But the author has proved her worth and it does more than expected.
This book is not too long and I finished in two short sittings. I can understand that it was written for a younger audience but that fact didn’t reduce the pleasure I had reading the book.
What worked for me
- The characters. I love how fleshed out each of them were and I loved them all.
- I love the world building and the lyrical writing. C G Drew proves that she is YA writer we all have to watch out for.
- Though written for a younger audience, The Boy Who Steals Houses will work for all ages well.
- It is an own voice book and the author herself is on the Autism spectrum. And I think it shows.
What may have been better
- NOTHING AT ALL.
Child abuse and Parental negligence, death of parent, ablest terms
The Boy Who Steals Houses by C G Drew is easily one of the favorite books of the year. Pick it up if you are looking some heart warming characters right away.
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