Posted June 25, 2012 by elizatilton in Uncategorized / 12 Comments

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it’s not enough…not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son’s bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

Told 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


WOW. I can’t begin to describe this book. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever read before. At first, I was a tad turned off about reading from a 5 year-old’s POV, but by a couple of pages in I WAS HOOKED.

Jake’s whole concept of reality is based upon living in this one room.

I don’t want to spoil anything by sharing the rest of my views and thoughts. This book moved me emotionally and psychologically. Best book I’ve read this year.

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12 responses to “ROOM

  1. This sounds like one of those books that just wouldn't have had the same impact if told from, say, his mother's POV. Plus, young children have the most resilient and interesting ways of looking at things. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for mentioning it πŸ™‚