Sunday, October 16, 2011

Room by Emma Donoghue

Room is a disturbing and gripping story of a woman held captive in an 11 by 11 foot room and must raise her 5 year-old son Jack with little to no resources or outside help. Told from the point of view of Jack, this story reads like a feasible truth that woman experience all across the planet by the hands of their captures.
This heart-stopping story is proof positive of the definition of what it is to be a mother. Jack is left to explore the world through the limited understanding of the world through his mothers eyes and is oblivious to what is happening around him. He doesn’t question what he is missing, but instead accepts what his mother shares, because the bond between mother and child is strong.
Excellent must read for everyone-a beautiful exploration of empathy and triumphant resolve of the human spirit that should be a required read. Emma Donoghue has gripped the heart strings and presents a unique way of showing the beauty in even some of the worst situations.

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