Sunday, November 4, 2012

Room by Emma Donoghue

I loved Room by Emma Donoghue!  At first it was a little weird.  It is written from the perspective of a little boy.  And I listened to the audio version which is read by a little boy.  His language and the way he talks about things is strange until you piece together what is going on.

Here is a synopsis from

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, Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where Jack 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 Jack's curiosity is building alongside Ma's own desperation - and she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.

There was one point in the story when things got really intense and I sat in my car listening to the story to find out what happened long after I had arrived home.  It was a really good story!  I talked about this book with my mom so much while I was listening to it that she went and got a copy and ended up finishing it before I did!

I give this one 4.5 out of 5 stars

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