House of Windows is an enthralling contemporary story about family, friendship and first love. It follows the life of Avery as she moves from her childhood home to start a new chapter in her life with her mom and brother. As Avery starts at a new school and makes friends there, she also reconnects with old ones from back home. With perspectives alternating between different characters, Casale deftly weaves together their stories into one multi-layered tale that explores what it means to be both connected and disconnected to the people around us. Told with warmth, humor and heart, House of Windows is perfect for fans of books like The Sun Is Also A Star or Eleanor & Park.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for young adults who are looking for a heartfelt story about family, friendship and first love.
- Engaging, multi-layered story
- Well written with strong characters
- Warm, humor and heart
- The perspective alternates between different characters which may be confusing to some.
- The book is a little bit slow in the beginning.
- Some of the topics might be too heavy for teen readers.
Learn more about the author
Alexia Casale is a YA writer and teacher based in Toronto. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found reading, baking or taking pictures of her two mad dogs.
“Beautifully written and engaging from the first page, House of Windows is a poignant exploration of family, friendship and love. Avery’s story is one I couldn’t put down, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an emotionally powerful read.”
“House of Windows is so good! I loved the characters and all the different perspectives. It’s such a unique and interesting story, I couldn’t put it down.”
“I really loved this book! The characters were so relatable and the story was well written. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good contemporary read.”
“House of Windows is a beautifully written exploration of family, friendship and first love. The alternating perspectives are expertly woven together to create a multi-layered story that will stay with you long after you finish reading. Alexia Casale has quickly become one of my favorite authors – I can’t wait to read more from her!”