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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE -- nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture
To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. 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's the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack's curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.
Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating--a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child.
From Publishers Weekly
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This has become my new favorite book, and Emma Donoghue my new favorite author. Room takes you into another world, and you never quite escape. The characters stay with you, even after you're finished reading. Room makes you look at and appreciate the things around you in a whole new way.
From page 1, I could not put this book down. It has everything you would want in a good book. I laughed, I cried, I sat on the edge of my seat in suspense. I loved the characters and they will stick with me for a long time, I'm sure.
A novel I won't soon forget
This is one of the best and most thought-provoking books I've read in a long time. It really makes you realize the importance of social interaction in a child's development. Jack is truly a brave and inspiring character.