Monday, April 4, 2011

ROOM by Emma Donoghue

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.

Room: A Novel
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