Blog Tour for “How To Build A Heart” By Maria Padian @AlgonquinYR @mpadian

One young woman’s journey to find her place in the world as the carefully separated strands of her life — family, money, school, and love — begin to overlap and tangle. 

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.

How to Build a Heart is the story of Izzy’s journey to find her place in the world and her discovery that the choices we make and the people we love ultimately define us and bring us home

Thank you to Algonquin Young Readers for inviting me onto this Blog Tour and for gifting me a copy of the book. All opinions are my own.

At first sight, this book looks like it’s going to be a sweet YA story. But once you open it, and start reading the story, it’s much more than that. It’s a story of friendship, family, love, heartache, drama, healing, and finding yourself along the way.

I really enjoyed the Authors writing style, and how the book flowed. It was written well, and really grabbed and held my attention. I was rooting for Izzy and her family. I think this book will be great for young and older readers alike. Not to mention the cover is fantastic!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43212927-how-to-build-a-heart?from_search=true&qid=e0cgZewJ5z&rank=1