Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Hardcover, 321 pages
Published September 13th 2010 by Little, Brown & Company (first published August 20th 2010)
ISBN0316098337 (ISBN13: 9780316098335
To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it's the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack's curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.
Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating--a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is a book that I think everyone should read. Told from the point of view of a 5yr old little boy who has only known the world that exists in a small shed where he was born and lives with his mother. We learn what life has been like for her after her abduction by a stranger as a teenager and how she has worked to give him a normal life. After their escape from the Room he has to learn to live among people and he sees how much people take for granted. His life within Room gives him insights that most people don't think about. This is a haunting and unique story that is a definite must read.
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