Publication: January 10th, 2017
Genres: Young Adult
Reading from: I bought it
Pages: 320 pages
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Trigger warning:(spoilers) Child abuse
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…
WOW. This book was a huge emotional punch. I’m speechless about this book. after finishing it I didn’t know what to do or say. This book honestly impacted me so much in a better way. “A List of Cages” is an EXTREMELY emotional read. It feeled with very critical and important topics:Friendship, Depression, Grief. Family Meaning. Child abuse. And Child Trauma. The writing is beautiful, and very simplistic. No character fell flat for me. All the characters were easy to understand. And there wasn’t a moment where I confused them. They all had distinct voices.
- Adam: Was one of the main characters, he was people you know who’s really nice, everyone likes them and you want to hate but you can’t. He’s a really likable character. He embodies what a good person is but he didn’t feel fake. He was just so utterly real.
- Julian: EVERYONE NEED TO PROTECT THIS CHILD. He’s just innocent, and sweet that needs to be protected. He’s just a literal cinnamon roll. He’s one of those characters you want/need to protect at all costs. You get so emotionally attached to him
- Charlie: So he’s not a main character but he’s a really relevant character. He was awesome, his character development was amazing. His character arc, fairly realistic.
- “Hate ricochets, but kindness does too”
- “In a heartbeat, a thousand memories at once. All the times I knew things I couldn’t have known. All the times he was assigned to me.”
Tissue Rating: 2/5
*Tissue Rating: Is how much it made me cry*