WINNER! 2010 Rogers Writers' Trust Award for Fiction
SHORTLISTED for the 2010 Man Booker Prize
SHORTLISTED for the 2010 Governor General's Award
To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It's where he was born and where he and his Ma eat and play and learn. At night, Ma puts him safely to sleep in the wardrobe, in caseOld Nick comes.
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it's the prison where Old Nick has kept her for seven years, since she was nineteen. Through ingenuity and determination, Ma has created a life for herself and her son, but she knows it's not enough for either ofthem. Jack's curiosity is building alongside Ma's desperation -- and Room can't contain either of them for much longer...
Told entirely in the inventive, often funny voice of Jack, Room is a celebration of the resilient bond between parent and child, and a brilliantly executed novel about a journey from one world to another.
Learn more about Room at www.roomthebook.com.
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Review: RoomUser Review - Diane - Goodreads
I read "Room" three years ago and it still creeps me out. Every time there's a story on the news about someone being held captive, I think of this book. The novel opens with Jack announcing that he's ... Read full review
Just an Ordinary Room.User Review - Anoop KR - Flipkart
I was excited to read this book after reading all the wonderful reviews and set my expectations high. I'm disappointed, though. The story is good - about a 5 year old boy and his Ma living in a room ... Read full review