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It's Jack's birthday, and he's excited about turning five. Jack lives with his Ma in Room, which has a locked door and a skylight, and measures 11 feet by 11 feet. He loves watching TV, and the cartoon characters he calls friends, but he knows that nothing he sees on screen is truly real - only him, Ma and the things in Room. Until the day Ma admits that there's a world outside . . . Told in Jack's voice, Room is the story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible. Unsentimental and sometimes funny, devastating yet uplifting, Room is a novel like no other. 'Emma Donoghue's writing is superb alchemy, changing innocence into horror and horror into tenderness. Room is a book to read in one sitting. When it's over you look up: the world looks the same but you are somehow different and that feeling lingers for days' Audrey Niffenegger 'Room is one of the most profoundly affecting books I've read in a long time. Jack moved me greatly. His voice, his story, his innocence, his love for Ma combine to create something very unusual and, I think, something very important . . . Room deserves to reach the widest possible audience' John Boyne `I loved Room. Such incredible imagination, and dazzling use of language. And with all this, an entirely credible, endearing little boy. It's unlike anything I've ever read before' Anita Shreveshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 140 x 214 x 32mm | 458.13g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0330519018
  • 9780330519014
  • 2,401

About Emma Donoghue

Born in 1969, Emma Donoghue is an Irish writer who lives in Canada. Her fiction includes includes the bestselling more

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563,351 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (220,499)
3 18% (100,894)
2 5% (26,343)
1 2% (11,075)

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Excellent book, would highly recommend it!!show more
by Alison Sexton
A beautiful story, which is well thought out and captivating from start to finish. Told through the eyes of a 5-year-old boy, the language and construction are perfect! Highly recommended more
by Jo Hunter
What an amazing book, sat down and 5 hours later looked up when I had finished it. Come and read my full review at more
by Natalie Ward
What a fantastic read - an ending you don't see coming. So sad yet uplifting - loved the way it's been written. I read it some time ago and yet there are moments when i remember elements of the book and these memories get me through the day. more
by Rina Carbone
This is one of the most thought provoking books I have read!!! I read it a few months ago, and it still haunts me to this day. Very emotional, heart-breaking, joyful and sad all at once. I read it in one sitting as i could not put it down!!! more
by Mrs Elizabeth Taylor
This book is BRILLIANT. A tip is to read it Chapter by Chapter and not a few pages at a time. You'll get hooked straight away. I was a bit concerned when I read the back of the book but don't let that put you off. I will be recommending it to all my friends. Hope it wins the Booker prize more
by Aislinn Hampson
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