Title: The Boy Who Steals Houses
Author: C G Drews
Publisher: Orchard Books/BKMRK
Published: 4th April 2019
My Rating: ★★★★★
Disclaimer: I received an ARC copy of this book, all opinions are my own.
Thank you to Orchard books and BKMRK for sending me an ARC copy of this book in exchange for a review!
I absolutely LOVED C G Drews debut book last year A Thousand Perfect notes so I was so happy when this book arrived in the mail!
The Boy Who Steals Houses is done from fifteen year old Sam’s point of view, Sam’s older brother Avery is autistic, they’ve been abandoned by their parents and their aunt and now try to fend for themselves. Sam is trying to build a life for them both by stealing houses when they are empty and homeowners are away, that is until one day Sam sleeps in a house that a large family lives in thinking he would be alone for a few days to find out the next morning the house is bustling with people everywhere and he’s able to sneak around and pretend he belongs long enough to escape, however he has a sense of belonging and the large family have taken him under their wing not realising what Sam is really going through and where he’s staying and Sam’s had a bad past which is going to catch up to him sooner or later and things come crashing down.
Honestly at the beginning of the book I was thinking to myself, am I really going to like this one? Not even sure about the premise of this book.. but I ended up throughly enjoying it and I thought the C G Drews had written this book brilliantly and I just love her writing style! I just loved all of the characters that were introduced, especially the Delainey family, they sound like a right blast! I really liked the way that it was all brought together! There is abuse/violence in this book.
Can’t wait for C G Drews’ next book, whatever that may be! If you haven’t yet read A Thousand Perfect Notes, do.. and preorder this beautiful book because I know that I will be grabbing a copy as soon as I can!