Debut author signing to be held at Mt Laurel Library

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MT LAUREL – Debut author, Robin Roe, will be speaking and signing her young adult novel, A List of Cages, at the Mt Laurel Library on Saturday, May 6,from 2-4 p.m.

Roe explores the friendship between former foster brothers as the older one tries to figure out what has changed since the younger boy left his home.

The book has earned starred reviews from Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal, and Booklist.

Books will be available to purchase at the event, and refreshments will be served.

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 to run a mentoring program for at-risk teens.  She later became a high school special education teacher.

For more information, visit MtLaurelLibrary.org or call 991-1660.

Publisher’s book description

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.