by Emma Donoghue
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When I started reading this I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the story was told from five-year-old Jack’s point of view.
The narrative of the book is unnervingly realistic and I was instantly drawn into their little world – Room. Donoghue has brought this space to life by beautiful details, such as making an eggshell snake and giving life to inanimate objects.
The strengths and weaknesses of Ma – his mother – easily resonate with any one who has experienced being a parent. The need to protect your children, the struggles of parenthood, and the constant battle to make sure they have the best in life, makes this novel work on so many levels.
This is a great read for anyone looking for something they can easily get absorbed into and also for writers who like finding interesting details in the smallest of things.
Overall this book is so much bigger than just a room.