Thursday, April 7, 2011
ROOM by Emma Donoghue
I wanted to repost this review with the book trailer, because I think the trailers add a nice element to this blog...enjoy...
This book is one of the greatest books I have ever read. It was not a comfortable read, as it made me very anxious the whole time I read it. I was stressed to the max while putting myself in Ma's position, what would I do, how would I respond to that type of pressure. As a mother I tired to imagine how I would make a life for my son and myself while confined in a small room. I am not sure I could do it. There is a part in this book that I read through super fast just to see what the outcome was. I had to go back and reread it once my heart rate slowed. This is an amazing book and one you will want to talk to others about.
*a great book club pick
Description of the book...
ROOM is narrated by a five-year-old called Jack, who lives in a single room with his Ma and has never been outside. Jack and Ma live in a locked room that measures eleven foot by eleven. When he turns five, he starts to ask questions, and his mother reveals to him that there is a world outside. Told entirely in Jack’s voice, ROOM is no horror story or tearjerker, but a celebration of resilience and the love between parent and child.
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