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The Boy Who Steals Houses by C.G. Drews
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 5-star, contemporary, read-2018, young-adult, ya-male-narrators, read-2019
Read 3 times. Last read January 9, 2019.

hello yes I wrote this small book and it absolutely has stolen (pun! ha!) my heart. I can't wait for you to meet Sam and Avery and the De Lainey family! This is an #ownvoices story for autism and anxiety. And feel free to reach out to me via social media or DMs.
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if you like...
✨ super dark contemporaries
✨ big loud messy families
✨ soft autistic boys everywhere
✨ romance based on giving each other delicious food
✨ basically 300 pages of bad decisions made by soft™ people
✨ are half these scenes set in the kitchen??? maybe
✨ thieves and stolen keys
✨ feminist love interest who takes no nonsense and will smite you
✨ anxiety and snark

...then you're going to love this ok. You will.
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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
August 25, 2018 – Shelved
September 26, 2018 – Started Reading
September 26, 2018 –
page 0
0.0% "I'M DOING FINAL EDITS. And, look. If I can count it towards my goodreads goal, I am so so going to. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

(This comes out in 190 days which is not that far afdjskald.)

(Hopefully I'll be able to show you all the cover soon too!!)"
September 27, 2018 – Shelved as: 5-star
September 27, 2018 – Shelved as: contemporary
September 27, 2018 – Shelved as: read-2018
September 27, 2018 – Shelved as: young-adult
September 27, 2018 – Shelved as: ya-male-narrators
September 27, 2018 – Finished Reading
January 9, 2019 – Started Reading
January 9, 2019 –
page 200
57.64% "Me, an intellectual: I can't wait for my book to be out so people can read it!
Me, a dork: i can't wait for it to be out so i can make shitposts"
January 9, 2019 – Shelved as: read-2019
January 9, 2019 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Melanie (new) - added it

Melanie I’m so excited!

message 2: by luna (new) - added it

luna I'm a sucker for ALL of these things!!

message 3: by susie (new) - added it

susie so excited! btw, congrats on atpn getting 1,000 ratings on goodreads x

message 4: by Aqsa (new) - added it

Aqsa Sounds just about perfect!
Congrats :)
I'm excited!

message 5: by Andrea (new) - added it

Andrea Valeska I need to read this book, like, YESTERDAY. It sounds so fan-freaking-tastic :D Congrats, Cait!!!

message 6: by Elizabeth (new) - added it

Elizabeth Congrats!!! I'm so excited!

message 7: by Ellie (new) - added it

Ellie This sounds so perfect 😂

AHHHHHH Ahhhhhheeeeeek I’m so excited!! Congratulations Cait <3333


message 10: by iz (new) - added it

iz it sounds so good!!! UNFAIR

message 11: by Aqsa (new) - added it

Aqsa Give it to us already!

message 12: by Tandie (new) - added it

Tandie I love well written characters with some form of ASD. Some confusion about Autism, ASD, and Aspbergers. Can you recommend some book or internet site that might help me understand the difference?

Gracelyn Buckner Can't wait!

message 14: by Amy (new)

Amy Yes! for the own voices autistic rep! And congratulations.

The Bookish Faerie I love ATPN so much! I'm pretty sure I will fall in love with this one. Hufflepuff boys? Kitchen? SIGN ME UP! They are Kings of Nowhere 🙆 *slaps down money on the bookstore counter.

message 16: by Rendi (new) - added it

Rendi So excited for you!! This sounds rIGHT up my alley

message 17: by Erin (new) - added it

Erin Decker So excited to read this one Cait!

message 18: by Denise (new) - added it

Denise Yayyy!! Just followed your insta too to stay up to date! I will preorder as soon as my paycheck drops next week! I originally started following your reviews after seeing so many for books on autism I was reading. I cant wait to see what you've packed into this one!! I love supporting Own Voices authors, especially fellow autistic girls! ❤ wishing you all the success!!

Emily // Mixed Margins THE COVER IS GORGEOUS 😍

message 20: by Malia (new)

Malia Congratulations! Wonderful cover!!

message 21: by Hannah "Hale" (new)

Hannah "Hale" Myers Ahhhhhh. I love the autistic brother character in fiction! There aren’t a lot of them, but they’re always the best. :)

AHHHHHH Your books are so incredibly stunning, both inside and out, that I don’t know what to do with myself.

message 23: by Noah (new) - rated it 5 stars

Noah Crocker Ooh, I cannot wait.

message 24: by Michelle (new) - added it

Michelle A Cannot wait, reallyyyyyyyyyy....... 😭 😭😭😭 8 days more...........

message 25: by Brian (new) - added it

Brian McBride 💙💙💙

Emilee Cannot wait to read it!!!

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message 28: by Anna (new) - rated it 5 stars

Anna Just finished - it was AMAZING!

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Mei Lyn Suarez It doesmt ship to Puerto Rico 😔😔

Marisa This was such a beautiful book
It’s one I’ll recommend to everyone

Ева Димитрова You broke my heart for a second time. I usually don't like contemporary, but you are my favourite author ever. You have the most cutest and believable romances. I can't wait for a new book and also I need more pages.

Amanda Love your writing especially the character development! Thank you and pls write some more!

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Kayla Bashe i love it already!!!!

message 34: by DJ (new) - rated it 5 stars

DJ I absolutely LOVE this book thank you SO much for making this amazing book

message 35: by DJ (new) - rated it 5 stars

DJ good pun

message 36: by Suhi (new) - rated it 5 stars

Suhi Samannaz Thank you for giving me this. It was perfect and beautiful.

message 37: by Suhi (new) - rated it 5 stars

Suhi Samannaz I want a sequel so bad. Iknow this is the perfect place for the story to end but I am not ready to leave them 😭😭😭😭♥️

message 38: by DJ (new) - rated it 5 stars

DJ I know that you ended it perfectly, but I NEED MORE!!!

Cynthia (Bingeing On Books) I just read this one and it was AMAZING!!!! I can't even deal with how beautifully written it was or how much I loved these characters. Fantastic!

message 40: by Booklover (new) - added it

Booklover Okay you got me at autistic boys... I've always loved reading about people with autism, synesthesia, or anyone with a different perspective on the world. Can't wait to read your book! It sounds interesting... Is it MG or YA?

message 41: by Kin (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kin Collene YOU. ARE. AMAZING!!!

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