Wednesday, January 12, 2011

WISH LIST: Room by Emma Donaghue

Room by Emma Donaghue

Description (Google Books):  

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.

Special Notes:  I received this book for Christmas and can't wait to read it!


  1. this book has been siting on my shelf waiting for me to read it..haha

  2. Looking forward to seeing what you think of this one! I enjoyed it, but think my expectations were too high and I didn't love it like I thought I would.

  3. My mom has this one and I really need to remember to get it from her the next time I'm in town.

  4. Heather Lynn . . . Let me know when you get to it! Maybe we can read it around the same time and chat?!?

    Alexia561 . . . Do you think your expectations were high because of all the rave reviews? I always worry about that . . . buy a book from all these rave reviews and then don't like it! I will keep you posted on what I think!

    Lisa . . . Keep me posted when you start to read it! Maybe we can all have our own little read-along!

  5. This is on my to-read list. I'm hoping to get around to it next month.

  6. carolsnotebook . . . Hmmm ... this gets me thinking! Do we want to do an informal readathon next month of this book?


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