The Boy Who Steals Houses by C.G. Drews

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If you’re over on book Twitter or Bookstagram you probably know @paperfury (and if not, you should follow her!) Anyway. She’s written two books and I loved her first one, A Thousand Perfect Notes and earlier this year when her second novel, The Boy Who Steals Houses hit the shelves I got to interview Cait here on my blog.

I put off reading The Boy Who Steals Houses for a few months only because I loved ATPN so much! I get that way when I love a book by an author I’m so excited to read their new books, but also a little hesitant. But I stuck The Boy Who Steals Houses in my bag to come with me on vacation this week and then I read it in less than 24 hours.

The Boy Who Steals Houses will make you fall in love with the characters.

I loved Sam and Avery and Moxie. I loved Toby and Jeremy and Jack and all of the other people we meet in this book. I really would love to just give Sam a big hug because he needs it. Sam is on the run because of something he did a year ago. He sleeps in houses when their families aren’t home, until one day he wakes up and realizes he isn’t alone in the house.

More than anything Sam wants to protect his big brother Avery who’s autistic. He’s only 15 though and feels the weight of the world on his shoulders. Until he meets Moxie and starts to long to have the family life that she has.

Ah. I loved these people. I loved the conversations they had, the personality that shone through and just how everyone grew throughout the story. Cait has a way with make you feel all the emotions for every single character, and honestly I’d like her to teach me her ways because she’s brilliant with making you fall in love with teh characters.

You’ll laugh, cry, and then you’ll want to eat waffles or brownies or maybe even spaghetti.

This book was fantastic. I was drawn in on page one and then literally could not put it down. I loved the story. I was rooting for the characters. I was praying that something good would finally happen to Sam and Avery. Plus there was lots of talk about food which made me hungry, but it was just another part of the story that I loved.

The Boy Who Steals Houses will definitely make my favorites list for 2019 because it was just soo soo good. I’ll also probably continue to shout about it over on Instagram because more people need to read this book!

5/5 stars


About The Boy Who Steals Houses

Can two broken boys find their perfect home?

Sam is only fifteen but he and his autistic older brother, Avery, have been abandoned by every relative he’s ever known. Now Sam’s trying to build a new life for them. He survives by breaking into empty houses when their owners are away, until one day he’s caught out when a family returns home. To his amazement this large, chaotic family takes him under their wing – each teenager assuming Sam is a friend of another sibling. Sam finds himself inextricably caught up in their life, and falling for the beautiful Moxie.

But Sam has a secret, and his past is about to catch up with him.

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Have you read The Boy Who Steals Houses Yet? What did you think?

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