Author: Emma Donoghue
Something that is always interesting to me is how finding a really really good book is both wonderful and terrible. Wonderful obviously because it’s like finding a treasure, in my opinion. It’s a rare thing to find a story that completely captivates and moves you, for me very few books are like this. It is a terrible thing because like always, it eventually comes to an end. Then I find myself lost about what to read next. When you find a gem its hard to go back to plain old rocks.
Room was a book that I had had on my reading list for quite a while. I had heard about it, seen it on best sellers lists, but for some reason never felt the pull to read it. It is a story that is narrated by 5-year-old Jack and told about his life with his Ma in Room. Room is the place that he has lived his whole life, he has never left Room. It is clear from the beginning that Jack’s Ma has been held captive in Room and has struggled to raise Jack as normal as possible.
The story is heartbreaking, real and completely fascinating. It is so easy to get drawn into Jack’s world and experience all the emotions that he does throughout the book. I hesitate to say too much about the plot for fear of giving anything else away. I’ll I can say is that I found this book to be a breath of fresh air. I haven’t read anything in a long time that I have loved as much as I loved reading this novel. Emma Donoghue, my hat is tipped to you. I highly recommend this book to anyone.