Room by Emma Donoghue
What if your whole life was lived in an eleven foot by eleven foot room? Room is all that five year old Jack knows. All the things he sees on Television are not real. How could they be? His reality is Room and Ma and his bed in Wardrobe where he stays when Old Nick visits in the night.
In this story, told entirely by Jack, his upbeat and innocent narration keeps you completely absorbed. I’m not ruining anything by saying that Jack and Ma will eventually leave Room, it is how they leave, and what happens when they do, that is surprising.
This is a psychological study which will appeal to those fascinated by the recent news stories of Jaycee Dugard and the Elizabeth Smart trial. It is also a story that illustrates the strength and creativity of the human mind.
The Popular Fiction Book Discussion Group will be meeting at the Bridgewater Library on Tuesday, February 15th at 7:00pm to discuss Room.