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 kind hearted. 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.
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR A LIST OF CAGES:
- “A remarkably gripping and moving tale of a life saved—in more than one way—by the power of friendship.”—Emma Donoghue, best-selling author of Room.
- “A psychologically taut tale of foster brothers unexpectedly reunited . . . Written with honesty and compassion, this book will resonate with a wide range of readers.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review.
- “Emotion courses through every sentence of this novel, whether it is love, compassion, or bone-chilling cruelty. A triumphant story about the power of friendship and of truly being seen.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review.
- “A page-turner with a lot of compassion.”—Booklist, starred review.
- “Robin’s writing is evocative and simply beautiful; the story is raw, emotional, thought provoking and powerful. Adam and Julian have permanent homes in my heart.”—Tamara Ireland Stone, NY times best selling author of Every Last Word and Time Between Us.
- “A LIST OF CAGES is a poignant, hopeful story about loss, grief, abuse, and the transformative power of friendship. Written with honesty and vulnerability, Robin Roe shows us exactly what it means to stand up for another person—how love and acceptance can heal even the deepest of wounds.”—Amber Smith, NY Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be.
- “You'll never forget the first time you met Adam and Julian, characters who will become a part of your very heart. Roe has crafted a wrenching, powerful debut desperately full of love and pain and hope. A must-read.”—Kelly Loy Gilbert, author of Conviction.
WHERE TO PURCHASE AND PUBLISHING PROVIDERS: