Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Room

Overview

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.

This book is a page-turner. I read far past being too tired to read. I enjoyed the book and it will be one that I will not quickly forget. I recommend it to you!

12 comments:

  1. Loved the first part of the book. The second half, not so much.

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  2. Wow, but this overview gave me a shiver. One of my priorities in 2015 is to get back to reading, and I always enjoy your reviews.
    I don't know why my e-mail didn't work for you?! Perhaps I got careless and transposed a letter? It's mwm387@cox.net

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    1. It is pretty chilling once you figure out what is going on....I just sent you another email. I hope you get it

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  3. I'll have to put this on my to-read list. Wishing you a merry Christmas.

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  4. Definitely going ot check this one out; it does sound interesting!!

    betty

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    1. I think you will enjoy it Betty. I did!

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  5. I agree..the book stayed with me for a long time after I finished reading it! It was a very good book!

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    1. Yes I am still thinking of Jack everyday!

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