Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Room by Emma Donoghue

I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars on goodreads.  I guess because I didn't love it or hate it.  It certainly wasn't what I expected.  I didn't have any background knowledge about it and almost put it up after the first few pages.  I didn't think I could handle reading from a 5 year old perspective.  You get used to it, but it does get old.  The book finishes very weak in my opinion.  It just kind of putters out.  I don't know...I'm thinking you might just save yourself some time and watch the movie on this one and I NEVER say that! :)

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.

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