Sunday, January 18, 2015

Room Book Review


By: Emma Donoghue

Good Reads Synopsis:

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. 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 is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, ROOM is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.
My Feelings on Room:
I liked this book, but I didn't LOVE this book.  It was touchingly sad and made me want to slit my wrists.  It was well wrote and well conceived.  I had a love hate relationship with Jack telling the story, I found him whiny most often, rightfully so, but it got on my nerves after a while.   Here is one of my favorite quotes from Room.

 From ROOM by Emma Donoghue
This was a touching tale of confinement and one that was well written to show how people might deal after this certain life predicament.  I gave this book 4 stars, and hope to read more from Emma Donoghue!
Find me on Goodreads:  Rachele Hirsch-Brooks

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