Thursday, July 10, 2014

Room by Emma Donoghue

First Impression: A child’s perspective – how will they see the world? An interesting concept.

Characters: Jack is like any other 5-year-old boy: excited, curious, and needs his Ma. The two play, eat, and sleep together in a small place Jack calls Room. Watching Jack learn about the world around him was real and startling. Ma is a strong and determined mother. I admire her bravery and survival mentality. I fell in love with this strange family.

World Building: In Room, there’s not much space. Author Emma Donoghue creates an exciting perspective of the most mundane details, as seen through the eyes of a child. From Jack’s unique view, wonders abound.

Writing Style: I can’t imagine how difficult it is to write as an adult but as if you were regressed to a 5-year-old state of mind. Wonderfully imagined, Room by Emma Donoghue is a favorite.

What I Enjoyed: There’s nothing quite like innocence to make you see the world from another angle. This book gives flight to the inner child. Rediscover the world with Jack!

Deal Benders: I didn’t want this one to end. I would like to know what became of Jack and Ma a few years down the road.

Overall Rating: Room is a 5 star book because it stays with you. The mark of great reading is the aftershocks.

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