Friday, 18 April 2014

Friday Book Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

Hi guys,

I don't know what I want to say about this book, which is one of the strangest books I have ever read, and I have read a lot of books. 



Amazon Description: 
"A number-one bestseller, Room was published in 2010 to ecstatic reviews around the world and quickly became a word-of-mouth sensation. It has won or been shortlisted for more than a dozen awards (including shortlistings for both the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize) and has sold more than a million copies. It's Jack's birthday, and he's excited about turning five. Jack lives with his Ma in Room, which has a locked door and a skylight, and measures 11 feet by 11 feet. He loves watching TV, and the cartoon characters he calls friends, but he knows that nothing he sees on screen is truly real - only him, Ma and the things in Room. Until the day Ma admits that there's a world outside . . . Told in Jack's voice, Room is the story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible. Room is the story of Ma and Jack. They live in a single, locked room. Five-year-old Jack loves watching TV, but he knows that nothing he sees on the screen is truly real – only him, Ma and the things in Room. Until the day Ma admits there’s a world outside . . . "


Room is the story of a young boy called Jack who lives in a room with his mum. He basically has nothing else to do apart from watch the TV and watch things he thinks are not real. The story is told completely from the child's perspective which gives an innocent tone in the beginning, but then the story reveals a very sinister twist. It is one of those books that you need to sit and read in one sitting, leaving the doors open and the lights on. I have to say that this is one of the best books I have ever read and I am not usually surprised in the way books go and how they turn out, but this is one of the best.

Definitely a must-read!

Buy your copy here.

Hope you enjoy,

Rachael xox

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