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DescriptionTold 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.
- Published: 18 May 2011
- Format: Paperback 321 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780316098328 ISBN 10: 0316098329
- Sales rank: 6,827
Reviews for Room
Worth a read
I bought this book as the theme and story was completely new to me. I would say the books is worth a read , though some points were incredulous and hard to digest.
The 5 years child portrayed is incredibly precocious and the whole story is narrated from his point of view only which creates perplexity ( in one sentence he asks futile questions about almost anything because he has been in confinement and has not seen the world , in the other sentence he explains the readers the answers to his own questions. This perplexity could have been avoided if the story was narrated from a third point of view or by the same child after he's grown up.)This has been the only pitfall of the book as it is hard to digest the incredible narration and vocabulary by a small kid.
Other than that , the story pulls-off mother-child relationship in the darkest corner of the world and excels in portraying the undying love of a mother.The story is moving , characters are strong and narration is compelling.It is a story of hope and strength. A definite page-turner. by Vidz
I loved this book and found it un-put-downable! You see this story through the innocent eyes of a young boy and question what you take for granted...This story stayed with me long after I finished it... by Maggie Swithenbank
- Top review
I believe that 'Room' offers an insightful look into the power of human perspectives. What we believe becomes our reality as is the case of the 'Room' for the book's young character. Although the book describes an example of gross human deprivation as the boy and his mother are imprisoned within a tiny room, the attitude of the boy's mother enables a feeling for the boy that all is as it should be - So much so, that freedom equals confusion for the child.......A great story told -through the eyes of a small child. by Leana Fletcher