Skip to main content



How to Build a Heart Review

Title: How To Build a Heart Author: Maria Padian Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers Publication Date: 28 January 2020 Source: Algoquin Young Readers Format: Paperback [ARC] Pages: 352 Rating: 4 Stars
All sixteen-year-old Izzy Crawford wants is to feel like she really belongs somewhere. Her father, a marine, died in Iraq six years ago, and Izzy’s moved to a new town nearly every year since, far from the help of her extended family in North Carolina and Puerto Rico. When Izzy’s hardworking mom moves their small family to Virginia, all her dreams start clicking into place. She likes her new school—even if Izzy is careful to keep her scholarship-student status hidden from her well-to-do classmates and her new athletic and popular boyfriend. And best of all: Izzy’s family has been selected by Habitat for Humanity to build and move into a brand-new house. Izzy is this close to the community and permanence she’s been searching for, until all the secret pieces of her life begin to collide.

Latest posts

Pumpkinheads Review

Ruin and Rising Review

Breathing Water Review

Lokal is Lekker: Blood on Her Hands

Buzzword Readathon TBR

Bound to Flame Review

Reading Plans

The Shadow Prince Blog Tour

Thrilltober Wrap-up

The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake Review