Thursday, July 14, 2011


While on vacation last week I was lucky to find some time to read Room by Emma Donoghue.  I had read a good review in People magazine and thought I might like it.  I was right!
Room is the story of Jack and his mom.  Jack's mom was kidnapped seven years ago and has been held captive in a room since then.  When the novel begins we meet Jack, who is not only celebrating his fifth birthday, but telling the story---and this is why this story captivates.  A five year old narrator both softens and magnifies the horrific premise at the same time.  His POV also offers a fresh and unique perspective--Jack doesn't know he is a "victim"--Room is the only world he has ever known. 

An excellent and fast read--highly recommend!

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