Monday, March 25, 2013

On The Nightstand: Room by Emma Donoghue

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. ---GoodReads

I debated about my feeling on this book for a long time. Sometimes, I picked up the book and couldn't put it down, and at other times I sat there wondering "why am i wasting my time with this?"  At any rate, the debating put it in the three star category. Don't get my wrong, it was an interesting book, and overall I enjoyed reading it. The book is hard to get used to at first, as it is written from the view of a five year old and is not grammatically correct. I knew the book was about a boy and his mother who were trapped in a room, but what I wasn't expecting were the struggles of their life after Room. As a future therapist, I think that's what I found most interesting. 

Have you read any good books lately? Let me know and I'll add them to my reading list!

1 comment:

  1. I read this a few summers ago and liked it. I wouldn't have bought it but read it when my sister-in-law liked it and passed it on to me.