I was going to start this post by saying that I’m a sucker for contemporary YA, but really, I’m a sucker for a good story. Genre doesn’t matter. How to Build a Heart by Maria Padian is a good story.
Izzy’s father died in Iraq six years before the story starts, and her family has struggled since. They’re offered an opportunity for a house through Habitat for Humanity, which is great, but Izzy doesn’t want anyone at her private school to know about it. This is what she’s been waiting for – a chance at permanence. At home. But things begin to unravel when all of Izzy’s secrets start to come out.
I honestly don’t have anything extra to say, so here’s the Sticky Note Review. Swipe to read (and see my Bitmoji rating), or scroll down for the caption.