5. Room by Emma Donoghue

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5. Room by Emma Donoghue

Post  Melissa on Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:55 pm

Jack and his Ma have lived in an 11 by 11 foot space for all five years of Jack's life. They play, watch TV, read books, and leave lists of things they need for Old Nick, the man who comes during the night to visit Ma. Ma has crafted as normal of a life as possible for her son, and early on she chose to tell Jack that only the things in the Room were real, and that everything they saw on TV was imaginary. Shortly after Jack's 5th birthday, she decides that they will not be able to survive in Room much longer, and she crafts a plan to escape.

Despite the depressing material, I found the book up-lifting in a way -- it was a story of survival and about how any living conditions can seem normal if that is all you are exposed to. I recommend this book.

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