Sunday, November 1, 2015

Room by Emma Donoghue

This is a great book. The story is intriguing and keeps you on edge. It's an A+ story but the manner it is told in brings it down to a B and that is being generous.

The story is told through the "words" of a 5 year old. It's almost a struggle to figure out what he is saying and it takes quite some time to get the "language" down but once you do -- it's worth it.

I don't want to give much away --- but I will say that this little boy and his ma live together in seclusion, in a tiny room.  Jack was born in that room and knows nothing else but his Ma and the space they share. It is his "world"' but his Ma dreams of different one, the one she use to know.
She makes life as bearable as possible and fun for young Jack.

I really trudged through the first part of the story, not because it wasn't interesting (it was) but because of how it was told and then .. I just flew through the last half and I suspect you will too.

Grade: B


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