HUGE thank you to Disney-Hyperion for this opportunity and for providing the AWESOME prize pack!
In honor of the release of A List of Cages by Robin Roe (January 10, 2017) I wanted to share a post about my best friend, Fanny.
Fanny and I have known each other since we were 11 years old. She lived in our building on the fourth floor. I was very big on Spanish reggae growing up and one day I was sitting by our back window and heard loud music playing from someones window. Me, being obsessed and a little curious cat, I walked all the floors until I found who was playing this awesome Spanish reggae song. I knocked on the door and said hello to my neighbor and asked her who was playing the music? (Yes, I am a little bold one. I've never been shy. LOL!) She told me that her step daughter just recently came to live with them and that it was her. She invited me in and introduced us. Ever since then Fanny and I have been the best of friends. She is more like my sister from another mother. She even lived with us for a couple of years before she decided to move out of state. We lost touch for a while, but as we grew older we found each other again and have stepped right back into things. We are still close till this day. I recently moved to South Carolina and she now lives an hour and twenty minutes away.
It feels good watching my kids play/grow with her kids. The best part about our friendship is that it never changed. We've changed individually, but not with each other. I love this girl with all my heart!
The picture above is a recent one we took on NYE in Myrtle Beach. We got the family together and went to dinner, saw fireworks, and walked around the boardwalk. We had such an amazing time! BFF!!! LOL!
ABOUT THE BOOK
A List of Cages
By Robin Roe
In stores January 10, 2017
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.
First-time novelist Robin Roe relied on life experience when writing this exquisite, gripping story featuring two lionhearted characters.
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
"As inspiring as it is heartbreaking, A List of Cages is a hero story you will never forget."
—Tamara Ireland Stone, best-selling author of Every Last Word
"A poignant, hopeful story about loss, grief, abuse, and the transformative power of friendship."
—Amber Smith, New York Times best-selling author of The Way I Used to Be
* "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
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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One (1) winner receives:
- A copy of A List of Cages
- Plus 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.