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February 19, 2017

A List of Cages by @robinroewriter #BookReview

 
When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he’s got it made. Sure, it means a lot of sitting around, which isn’t easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can’t complain, since he gets to spend the period texting all his friends. Then the doctor asks him to track down the troubled freshman who keeps dodging her, and Adam discovers that the boy is Julian—the foster brother he hasn’t seen in five years.

Adam is ecstatic to be reunited. At first, Julian seems like the boy he once knew. He’s still kindhearted. He still writes stories and loves picture books meant for little kids. But as they spend more time together, Adam realizes that Julian is keeping secrets, like where he hides during the middle of the day, and what’s really going on inside his house. Adam is determined to help him, but his involvement could cost both boys their lives…




Robin Roe has a bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a master's from Harvard. She counseled adolescents in Boston before she moved to Dallas, Texas to run a mentoring program for at-risk teens. This is her first novel. Follow Robin on Twitter @robinroewriter.

A List of Cages was a fantastic read. This book is emotional, raw, and real. The main characters characters in this book were so well developed and Roe had me feeling for them the whole time. But I did find that some of the side characters were a little underdeveloped. But I don't think that this took away from the story at all. I think that this book takes very heavy topics such as mental abuse and child abuse and handles them very well. Overall this was an absolutely wonderful read and I would absolutely recommend this to everyone. 











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