Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted over at Books And A Beat.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Teaser from 32% of A Boy Made of Blocks:
Soon we discover a level area surrounded by trees, and looking out over the ocean. Perfect castle territory. We start chopping down timber, collecting wooden blocks as we go. We build a crafting table and convert the wood into pickaxes.
Sam narrates quietly as he goes: “We need wood, now we need stone, Sam and Daddy have pickaxes, we go to the mountains, Daddy has fallen down another hole, Sam is choppong the stone…”
A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart
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-buried family secrets, and part-time fatherhood, his son begins playing Minecraft. Sam’s imagination blossoms and the game opens up a whole new world for father and son to share. Together, they discover that sometimes life must fall apart before you can build a better one.
Inspired by the author’s own relationship with his autistic son, A Boy Made of Blocks is a tear-jerking, funny, and, most, of all true-to-life novel about the power of difference and one very special little boy.