A l.ist of Cages by Robin Roe
# of Pages: 310
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Ratings (out of 10):
Plot development: 10
Ease of Reading: 10
Summary from Goodreads:
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…
My Opinions (SPOILER FREE):
This was a very emotional and heart-touching story that I loved deeply and would recommend to everyone.
The characters are definitely what made this book special. I was so surprised by the amount of emotion I felt for these characters throughout the story. I really had nothing in common with either of the two main characters, but I was still able to feel for them and connect with them on so many levels.The relationship between the two main characters is also purely about friendship, and I really love seeing that in Young Adult books these days, so it was definitely a perk.
The plot was so much more interesting and more intense than I was expecting. It really had a great storyline that was weaved together perfectly.
This writing was phenomenal. It was so beautiful, and it worked so well in tying this whole story together into the beautiful masterpiece that it is.