«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.»
(review written on 6/12/2011)
In a few words, this is a book that I ‘d definitely recommend to anyone. It is about such an interesting and serious subject, that becomes bearable only by the fact that it’s a 5-year-old narrating it. It’s because of this fact that it’s very easy to read and not overwhelming as it would be by another point of view. But even if it is easy to read, it is very powerful and it gets the reader thinking of various matters. A book that definitely stays with you for a long time, if not forever. Continue reading «Book Review: Room»