Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday [@robinroewriter @disneyhyperion]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:



A LIST OF CAGES by Robin Roe
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.


published January 10th by Disney Hyperion

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Why?

It felt like I was reading about books that were all about the same things I was already reading. While I logically recognize that they really only have the same themes and it was just (bad?) luck that those were the ones I clicked on, it's how it felt.

This one, though! A List of Cages sounds different than anything I've already read (or have on a list to read).

I love the idea of a character who goes for the 'easiest' elective but that his ADHD might make it not quite so easy . . . and that it then becomes something much, much more than he was anticipating.  I'm looking forward to finding out more of Adam and Julian's history together as well as what the danger to them is.

This in a very original sounding book that I am looking forward to reading!



That's my pick for this week, what's yours? Tell me in the comments and/or link me to your own post!

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