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A List Of Cages

I can't believe I'm posting my last review of the year! I most definetly saved an amazing read for last! You might have noticed that for the last two weeks I've posted a ton of 2017 debuts. While I'm still behind on my reading, I've gotten through a lot of my new 2017 books that I've saved, and I wanted to make sure they could all be included on my Best of 2017 list coming out New Years Eve.

A List of Cages by Robin Roe (310 pages)
Overview: Julian has started his freshman year of high school with the same mean kids from kindergarten, the same mean teachers who don't understand his dyslexia and make him feel stupid, and his abusive uncle who beats and belittles him until he feels unworthy of anything good.
Adam has made it to senior year with popularity and a diverse gaggle of friends to spend time with. He has his college acceptance to a nearby university with all of his friends. His life is set on a pretty even course till his aid job with the school counc…

The Truth Right Now

The Truth Right Now by Kara Lee Corthron (279 pages)
Overview: Dari and Lily meet at school one day. Dari's an outcast, and Lily is a pariah after news of her affair with her sophomore English teacher comes out. She's still recovering from the suicide attempt that came after, and Dari is struggling with his father's abusive behavior and his mother's absence. In each other, they find hope. Their relationship morphs and changes as they both try to heal their broken pieces. Overall: 4 

Notes: I became very conflicted when trying to review this book. I found the beginning intriguing, but difficult to really get in to. I'd finished about twenty pages of it earlier in the year before I chose to put it down. When I did read it through, I absolutely fell in love with the story. The middle, which happens to be the vast majority of the story, is wonderful. Unfortunately, I felt betrayed by the ending. While it certainly made a statement, I felt like it wasn't well develope…