Saturday, March 3, 2012

Book Review: Room

Wow! We got to read another really great book for book club this month.  It was "Room" by Emma Donahue.

What Donahue did was take an incredibly horrible situation, and put it through a child's innocent eyes.  He thinks of everything as a game, and doesn't know how bad he has it.  It is so touching, and the strength of the mother is totally inspiring.  

I read it in two days, as I really didn't want to put it down.

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.


  1. I think I have found my next read - this sounds like an amazing story! I this weekend calls for a trip to half price books...

  2. Sounds fascinating! I would love to try to read it, but I'm not sure if I could - anything to do with children in bad situations is too intense for me since I've had kids. Good thing I read A Child Called It before I got pregnant, lol.

  3. Sounds very interesting - thanks for sharing!

  4. I read this book awhile ago, very interesting. A lot along the lines of "A Stolen Life", except that is based on a true story, and a lot harder to get through knowing that.


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