Thursday, September 2, 2010

Room by Emma Donoghue

Published:September 7, 2010
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Summary: 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. There are endless wonders that let loose Jack's imagination-the snake under Bed that he constructs out of eggshells, the imaginary world projected through the TV, the coziness of Wardrobe beneath Ma's clothes, where she tucks him in safely at night, in case Old Nick comes.
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it's the prison where she's been held since she was nineteen-for seven long years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in that eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But Jack's curiosity is building alongside her own desperation-and she knows that Room cannot contain either indefinitely....

My Review: This book was definitely an interesting read. Don't get me wrong, it was interesting in a good way. Room had me sitting on the edge of my seat and flipping the pages so fast so that I wouldn't miss anything. Starting this book, I had no idea what I was getting myself into as this was an ARC from a Twitter contest. Upon arrival of the book, I was still unaware of what type of book it was or what it was about really. The box Room came in read "Room's not on any map" and the back of the book was blank! But this didn't discourage me because I'm up to reading just about anything. At the end of this book, I was not disappointed at all and I was so glad that I had the chance to read it! I finished the book, and honestly, put it down and said "wow". The plot was full of twists and had me guessing and needing to read to find out more. The writing was very descriptive, the storyline and the characters unique. The characters in this novel are believable, and I felt for them while I was reading, and after I put the book down each night. Emma Donoghue really knows how to have her characters leave an impression. The narrator being a 5 year old little boy made this read so unforgettable! This book will have you thinking for days on end even after finishing it.

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