Friday, September 20, 2013

By Emma Donoghue

3.5 out of 5

Jack has just turned five and that is now his favorite number. In the morning Ma makes him breakfast, and then they shower and run laps around the bed, then they watch tv, but not too much. Then at night, Jack has to stay in the closet, while Old Nick comes and makes the bed squeak with Ma. Jack and Ma are living in Room, and it is all that Jack has ever known. Ma was kidnapped seven years ago and she has been held captive in a metal shed ever since. Jack has never been in the Outside world, but if all works out, he will be in the Outside soon enough.

Definitely a very different book, than anything I had ever read, and it was such a different story from anything else. the story line is amazing, and it was really unique to take the story from the point of view of the child, and Jack has such a fresh perspective on everything we have ever heard from the news. Because the story is a serious topic, and really is an adult book, so Jack's perspective is something completely different from what is typically going on in our minds. Really a very interesting book, and it is thought provoking in a way that is good for everyone, from time to time.

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