To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world.... Told in the inventive, funny, and poignant voice of Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience - and a powerful story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible. To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. 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 is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work. Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.


So, I've just recently joined a website called Book Crossing that allows books to be shared with the world, which you can track the book's travels through this website. This is something I was brainstorming to do on my own when I discovered this site.

Well this is the first book release and I'm both excited and nervous to send off a book into the "wild". I know that whoever finds this book and gives it a chance will enjoy it.

The novel "Room" is written by Emma Donoghue who's inspiration came by a tragic story captivity of a young girl.  Its point of view of a five-year-old named Jack who has lived in captivity all of his live with his mom in this room. It is either dark or tragic but the tone is of innocence and curiosity, that has the undertone of his mother resilience to raise Jack as a normal child in such situation.

It is brilliantly written in a way where you smirk to Jack's naive views about day to day live in the room. Yet, at the same time you also find yourself feeling sad as his only friends that are animated in his TV.

"Dora is drawing in TV but she's my real friend, that's confusing. Jeep is actually real, I can feel him with my fingers."

Reading this book gives you a glimpse of how the Stockholm syndrome becomes a reality of how those who are restraint become sympathetic to captors over time.

Book Tacking Information
BCID: 352-14695580
Date Published: 2010
Date Registered : 28 August, 2017


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