Book Reviews

A List of Cages Review

 

Title: A List of Cages

Author: Robin Roe

Published: January 10, 2017 by Disney-Hyperion

Format: Digital ARC

Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult

Reading Period: January 25, 2017

Rating: ★★★★☆

Synopsis:

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…

Review:

Thank you NetGalley and Disney-Hyperion for a free digital copy of this book.

“It’s not okay to hurt people. Even if you’re unhappy.”

I like Adam’s personality. He has bright and comforting personality. He’s kind and lovable.

Russel is mean, cruel and full of hate. I’m angry how he treated Julian. Though I understand why he’s like that.

Julian is too innocent and clueless at times. He was brainwash by Russel’s lies. It tears my heart every time he was “punished” by Russel without doing anything “wrong”.

I like this book because it showed the perspective of a child with ADHD and a child who has dyslexia and a victim of domestic abuse. The part I didn’t like in this book is Julian’s mother’s list in spiral notebook. It was like a big deal but at the end it is nothing and turned out just a list and because of that Julian was hurt and disappointed. I like the end though, Julian is happy and loved.

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