A List of Cages by Robin Roe (Giveaway + My Best Friend)

January 9, 2017 Giveaway 18

A List of Cages by Robin Roe (Giveaway + My Best Friend)
A List of Cages by Robin Roe
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Publisher: Disney
Source: Publisher
Pages: 232
Release Date: January 10th 2017
Genres: Family, Friendship, Orphans & Foster Homes, Physical & Emotional Abuse, Social Themes, Young Adult
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.

Thanks to Disney for sending me a copy and providing a prize pack. All opinions are my own.

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A LIST OF CAGES tells the story of two friends. For this post, I’m sharing my own best friend – how we became friends, how we have stood up for each other, and what true friendship means to me.

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Han and I became friends in my junior year of high school when I was sixteen years old. Some of you may know that I suffer from anxiety but six years ago, it was debilitating and I was borderline agoraphobic. I refused to even go run errands or when I was convinced to, I would sit in the car in the parking lot, extremely paranoid that someone would see me. I was, quite simply, terrified of people and what they thought of me.

Going into that junior year, life decided to deal me a terrible hand of cards by making sure that I didn’t have a single friend in any of my classes. For someone with social anxiety, this was an absolute nightmare. I remember feeling completely hopeless and was looking for any solution I could find to get out of high school. But then my other friend looked at my schedule and noticed that her friend’s schedule was almost an exact match for mine.

Nervously, I asked her what her friend was like. She said she was the sweetest girl she’d ever met and introduced us at the lunch table. My other friend must have told Han about me because she was really nice and I remember her being super friendly as we went to our first class on the first day together. I remember immediately hitting it off with her – she actually thought my bad jokes were hilarious and put up with my weird quirks. She never called me crazy or thought my worries were weird.

Han went out of her way to make me feel comfortable in the most vulnerable time of my life in a number of different ways and I am forever grateful. She was (and still is) my best friend.

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Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway
One (1) winner receives:

  • a copy of A List of Cages
  • a $50 Visa gift card to put towards a day of friendship

Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion.

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About the Author: Robin Roe

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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.

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18 Responses to “A List of Cages by Robin Roe (Giveaway + My Best Friend)”

  1. Danielle

    Thanks for sharing your story about your best friend! Isn’t it amazing how sometimes we meet the best people right at the perfect time? Congrats on your Han!

  2. Zoe @ Stories on Stage

    I love YA books that feature strong and prominent friendships. I feel now it’s so easy to have romance prioritize friendship, and it’s great to see this book doesn’t do that. Thank you for sharing this heartfelt and wonderfully written review! <3
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  3. Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

    Oh Alise, this was a touching post with beautiful photos of your and your best friend ♥ Thank you so much for sharing! I’ve battled social-anxiety too (naturally as an introvert) so I feel you so much – especially during high school, those were some of the most challenging years for me. I’m glad you found your friend and hit it off so quickly! It was meant to be :)
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    • Alise

      Thank you! :) Would you say it’s something that you don’t struggle with anymore? I’ve noticed I’ve gotten a little better as I age but some situations still wreck me. High school was the worst, I agree.

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