Sunday, October 21, 2012

Room Review

I am back with another review.  I haven't had much time to read lately and I am far behind on my reads.  If any authors have emailed me with review requests and I haven't responded please send the request again.   Some have been going into my spam/junk folder and I haven't been catching them.

My next review is of the book Room by Emma Donoghue.

This was a book I read for book club. I didn't finish it in time for my group meeting. 

I had trouble getting into the book at first. The writing was bothersome at first until I realized that the narrator was a 5 year old boy. Room is the story of Ma and Jack.

Ma and Jack live in room not because they want to but because they cannot escape. Ma wants to escape Room once Jack turns five. Jack doesn't want to leave room.

Once they do escape the book follows them on their recovery from being in Room. I found the story interesting and the way it was written in the boys voice made my emotions come alive during the book.