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A List of Cages

A List of Cages 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

  • Title: A List of Cages
  • Author: Robin Roe
  • ISBN: 9781484763803
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 dodgWhen 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 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

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    1. wow. this book has one big emotional punch. it's gonna take me a few days to recover. i went into this book not knowing anything about it & i instantly added it to my list of favorite books when i finished it.

    2. What an incredible, heart achingly beautiful story. This book surprised me by how engrossed I was. I cared for the characters immensely. I was sent this for review/ to do a sponsored video surrounding it by Disney Hyperion (thank you to them!) so stay tuned for a review and that video coming soon!!

    3. This is the most precious cinnamon roll of a book I have ever read. It absolutely DAMAGED MY SOUL but it was beautiful and heartfelt and the characters just sort of sneaked off the page and became incredibly real and relatable people to me and just GAHHHHH I LOVED IT SO MUCH I CANNOT EVEN. (Also this is my first 5 star read of the year!! I'm so excited!!)Basically this is a story about friendship and abuse. I will warn you: it's not easy to read. It does heavily feature child abuse and stockholm [...]

    4. OMG!!!! This book was so horrible and so wonderful at the same time! I loved all of these characters with the exception of a few choice adults. Julian's freaking uncle, Russell! For him I wanted to add all of the hulk smash, blowing up, gun shooting gifs I could find but I kept it nice. You will hate his guts if you read this wonderful book and find out what all he puts Julian through. I CAN'T EVEN, PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The book is told through Julian and Adam. It's not confusing just their diff [...]

    5. Honestly, don't touch me right now because MY EYES ARE A SWEATY MESS AND I DON'T EVEN CARE IF THAT SOUNDS EXTREMELY GROSS. I knew this book was going to be an emotional punch in the gut because everyone has been crying and raving about this. This book was heartbreaking from page one because my little Julian.If you don't know already, I love sad, depressing, and heartbreaking books because I just love the suffering and pain sad books bring. But what I love most about "sad, depressing, and heartbr [...]

    6. I'd rate this 4.5 stars.This book is at times harrowing and heartbreaking, at times hopeful. But what adds to this book's power is the fact that its plot isn't fantasy, and there are children dealing with these issues every day.Life changed for Julian five years ago when his beloved parents died. He lived with a foster family until a relative took him in. He misses his parents every day, and this loss truly encompasses him, because they understood him, they supported his creativity, and made lif [...]

    7. Thank you to Disney-Hyperion for sending me an advance copy of this book! All of my opinions are my own. So at the very least, this was one of the most unpleasant books I've ever read. It alternates between the POVs of Adam and his former foster brother Julian who was taken away from Adam's family a few years ago by a seriously psychotic uncle who abuses him beyond anything I ever wanted to read about. So the story mostly revolves around Adam learning about Julian's situation and exploring a new [...]

    8. I may have already found my top book of 2017, because I don't know how something will top this. So sad I didn't read this in time to include it in an OwlCrate box. It comes out on January 10th and I highly encourage everyone to pick it up!

    9. Out today! (I received a free arc from Netgally in exchange for an honest review. This book comes out in January 2017.)"I used to think that if I concentrated, I could make myself disappear. I don't believe that anymore, but sometimes I still have to try."Trigger warning: (view spoiler)[ Child abuse.(hide spoiler)]Holy guacamole. I think I've just been eaten by a giant blob of feels. This was one of easiest five stars I've given so far this year. This book is definitely the next big thing. Like [...]

    10. An EXTREMELY emotional book. I cried like a baby, sobbed. Unfathomable what was endured. I NEED a follow up to this book, ten years from now, what happens, how are they coping as adults???

    11. People heal a whole lot faster when they're with someone who loves them. —DeloresA List of Cages is my first favorite book of 2017. I've been hearing nothing but positive things about it, particularly from people in the BookTube community. I used to think that the praise was quite exaggerated, but now I understand why this book has garnered so much hype.Essentially, A List of Cages is similar to Jennifer L. Armentrout's The Problem with Forever, in that it also explores the mechanics of foster [...]

    12. 4.5/5 starsDo you ever finish a book and know you're going to be thinking about it for a long while after? That's how I feel about this book.The sentiments are so powerful, as is the story. I love that it was mostly about friendship and helping people through that. I LOVED both of these characters so much, especially Adam. He was a picture of unconditional love to Julian and I literally just teared up thinking about it.Everyone was very right about this book - it's amazing and wonderful and real [...]

    13. Warning: Only read this book if you’re prepared for intense feelings of pain, anguish, and some awesomesauce friendship/brotherhood. From the reviews I’ve read from my friends, I knew this book would be heartbreaking, but I didn’t expect it to be the rip-your-heart-out-of-your-chest-and-stomp-on-it-until-it-desingrates type of heartbreak. . . . turns out it was.The chapters switch alternatively between Julian ((my baby))’s perspective and Adam ((my baby)’s perspective. Julian needs to [...]

    14. A wonderful story, heartbreaking that teaches you the power of kindness and friendship just heartwarming BEAUTIFUL.Its better get into the story with knowing nothing about it butWell, the two main characters are Julian a 14 year old kid that have Dyslexia and Adam a 18 year old senior who has ADHD.Julian is shy, always frightened, kind of broken, he's afraid of everything( of talking, moving, Spider-Man movies EVERYTHING) he's in freshmen year of high school but every classmate makes fun of him [...]

    15. First and foremost, I loved the message of this book. It’s not often that you find a YA book that primarily highlights the meaning of friendship and kindness. It was refreshing to read a book that didn’t focus on romance. I absolutely loved Julian. He was an adorable cinnamon roll. The second half of this book is absolutely heartbreaking and I just wanted to give Julian a big hug. Julian: My main critique with this book is the writing style. While there were some very meaningful and quotable [...]

    16. (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to Disney Book Group and NetGalley.)This was a YA contemporary story, about a boy with ADHD and his younger friend.Adam cared for Julian in this story, and he certainly went above and beyond to try to keep him safe and to work out what was going on with him.The storyline in this was about Julian being abused, and Adam trying to help him. The pace in this was pretty slow though, and I struggled to keep reading because I was so bored. Thing [...]

    17. A List of Cages is not a book that grabs your attention immediately.At least, it was not in my case.I saw it’s cover on Netgalley, but didn’t pay much attention to it until I got an invitation to review it.That invitation made me read what this story is actually about, and, since it sounded interesting and like something that could possibly make me learn something new, I decided to give it a try.I am so glad I did! This book ended up as one of the best books I read in 2016, because of the po [...]

    18. "People heal a whole lot faster when they're with someone who loves them."A List of Cages will be the most emotional book I read this year, I feel. It was painful. It was so damn good that I couldn't put it down. If you know me, you know I go to bed before 10pm every night without fail, I'll usually stop talking to you at 8:30pm as well. However, I was up until midnight finishing this book and crying into my pillow. I've thought about this book for a week and I still can't possibly formulate a r [...]

    19. Eu tô destruído com esse livro.Não se deixem enganar com essa capa linda, cheia de estrelas. O livro é tão triste, que eu nem sei se já li algum outro tão incomodo assim é um livro sobre TORTURA. Entendeu? TORTURA física e mental. É bom que você saiba disso! É uma história sobre um personagem fofo, introvertido (super Charlie de Os Vantagens de Ser Invisível) que é torturado das formas mais nojentas possíveis. Eu me sentia enojado, irritado, asfixiado. Um livro tão rapidinho que [...]

    20. “Hate ricochets, but kindness does too.”Trigger Warning: (view spoiler)[Child abuse. And Stockholm syndrome? (hide spoiler)]"A list of Cages" is about these two boys, Adam who is a senior high school student with ADHD who meets Julian who was his foster brother years ago. But Adam notices that Julian still has problems and hides lots of secrets. So, Adam is determined to help him, but his involvement could cost both boys their livesIt reminded me of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" which I [...]

    21. It may not seem like it in my review, but I really did enjoy this book! I may have given it a bit of hate but overall I really enjoyed it.Link to the full review: amelianamora18.wixsite/am

    22. The beginning of this book I loved really and truly. The entire ending I had huge, giant problems with. The biggest one being that for the level of abuse and trauma that occurred- and it was major, probably the worst I've ever read- there's no way to write light into this story. For me (emphasis on personal opinion), it ended without an ending. The recovery from everything Julian went through would be in a way harder than the events, and we didn't get to see his recovery hardly at all. There wer [...]

    23. ORIGINALLY POSTED TO BLOG: booksss0kDISCLAIMER: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS QUOTES FROM AN UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE NOVEL. QUOTES ARE NOT FINAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.Review: 5 / 5“This part is hardest. A billion years of evolution tells your cells to run. But you can’t run. You have to turn around and face the desert wall. You have to be still. He doesn’t care if you cry, but you can’t fight.A sound fills the air, then pain so sharp, you feel sick. Slash after slash, cutting deep [...]

    24. "Superheroes aren't real and even if they are, they come too late."Considering that I am "tardy for the party", I do not think that there is much more I can add to all the warm and fuzzy feelings about Robin Roe's contribution to YA literature. Emotinally, and maybe for some physically, you will feel as if you have just run a marathon once you finish this book. The emotional journey that A List of Cages takes you on is unlike any ficitional work that I have read in quite some time. Shock, anger, [...]

    25. This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.This book was amazing. When I decided to read this book, I hadn't seen anything about it. The description looked compelling so I took a chance on it. I made a very good decision because this book ended up not only being one that I couldn't put down but one that I couldn't stop thinking about long after reading the final page. The story is both heartbreaking and hopeful with characters you want to spend as much time with as possible. This was [...]

    26. BooktubeAThon Challenge #4: Read a hyped book - COMPLETE!EDIT: I wrote this review right after finishing the book and was mega grumpy. Will be editing tomorrow to be less cynical now that I'm less mad about it. I still feel the same, but way less snarkily so. Oh my god. I can't remember the last time I've been so angry at a book. This book is going to teach impressionable kids that all adults are the devil themselves and I'm just so not here for it. Oh my GOD. Before all of booktube jumps down m [...]

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