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.
I loved this book, it was one of the ones that I got while in NY, at a small independent book store, and I never would've picked it up if it wasn't on sale-it wasn't on my list of books, a list that has even grown since then (I blame other bloggers for getting me hooked on so many great books!!!)
The characters were deep, and I loved the plot, and how even through it all, "Ma" was Ma, and that was who she was, and that she went through that, but still still had Jack, and he became her world.
Loved this book, so you guys should check it out!
Author: Emma Donoghue
Read: June 2nd, 2011
Reason Why: Sounded really good!
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Published: September 13th 2010