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Room - Emma Donoghue


Author Emma Donoghue

  • Published: 2010-09-07
  • Category: Literary
4.5 Stars
From 837 Customers Review
Price: $9.99


To five-year-old Jack, Room is the world. It’s where he was born. It’s where he and Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. There are endless wonders that let loose Jack’s imagination: the snake under Bed that he constructs out of eggshells; the imaginary world projected through the TV; the coziness of Wardrobe, where Ma tucks him in safely at night, in case Old Nick comes.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it’s the prison where she’s been held since she was nineteen—for seven long years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in that eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But Jack’s curiosity is building alongside Ma’s own desperation, and she knows that Room cannot contain either indefinitely.

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.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Amazing

    From 👏👏💯💯
    The character development in this book is truly magnificent. The plot was great, I found it quite intriguing. Definitely one if the best books I read ever, it was great from start to end. I without a doubt recommend this book!
  • Great read!

    From Kydgm
    Amazing book. Couldn't put it down!
  • Absolutely one of the best

    From No Name Author
    The world through the eyes of a child.
  • Great book

    From stephcaravan
    I found this book to be very intriguing. The fact that it's told through the little boy's perspective adds a very insightful element to the story. I enjoyed this book and would certainly recommend it to anybody who enjoy stories about bravery and survival.
  • Awesome!!

    From Junaloon
    Such a fantastic book! It made me cry, laugh and even wanting more when it ended. A definite must-read!! 😊❤️
  • Room

    From CharSkiXCBC
    Amazing. The perspective of a five year old leads you through a book that will “haunt” you forever. I love this book.
  • The room

    From Roxy pooh pooh
    It will make you cry but it is a truly touching story
  • Fetch

    From Aroil Voruhsa
    I haven't read the book, but the movie made me cry a lot so you should read it and watch the movie Brie and Jacob are the best ❤️
  • If you're looking for a simple, enjoyable read

    From stevo445
    If you're looking for an intense, suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat read, this book will probably only meet you halfway; In the beginning It definitely feels like this is the direction it is going in. But in reality Room is the heartbreaking tale of the strange, inseparable bond between a son and his mother, the only person he ever knew and loved. It's a simple story of how a world goes from so small to so large in a flash and the journey a small boy takes to grow accustomed to the sheer size of everything in existence. It's about learning that you really don't know what you're missing until you've experienced it for yourself. Many may find the ending unsatisfying and incomplete, but that is only because they were expecting an unrealistic chain of unfortunate events that would blossom into a crazy happy ending, when in reality the happy ending came about halfway through the book and evolved into something we can all relate to.
  • So good.

    From SomethingSuperClever
    Loved this book. Long chapters but breaks in them so it works. What an interesting idea writing the book through the eyes of the boy. LOVED THIS BOOKS. I look forward to seeing the movie.