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User Review  - Betty.Ann.Beam - LibraryThing

The plot is excellent and her storytelling is superb. It took me a while to get into the "point of view" of the novel. She could have worked more on character development but overall, her choice of subject matter and how she paints it is excellent. Read full review

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User Review  - Kirstie_Innes-Will - LibraryThing

Very compelling premise (a child born into captivity) and I devoured this very quickly. The degree to which you will enjoy it hinges partly on how believable you think the five year old narrator is. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - leahsophia - LibraryThing

Quick read/addictive. I read in it in less than 12 hours. It takes a few chapters to get into the style of writing as it is written from a 5 year old's point of view. Read full review

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User Review  - aliterarylion - LibraryThing

I read this very quickly during Thanksgiving break. It was written from the perspective of a five-year-old living in a shed with his mother who had been kidnapped. It was a very interesting read. Read full review

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User Review  - aklnbrg - LibraryThing

This book is similar in many ways to 'The Road' by Cormac McCarthy. Both stories have an adult sharing knowledge of the world with child who has no direct knowledge of it. Both stories have goodness inexplicably prevailing in the heart of a child. There are many more...... Read full review

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Outer Space
Imagine the scope of your world condensed to a single small room - say the size of an ordinary tool shed. Pretend for a moment that your reality has never extended beyond that room
. Even more, stretch your imagination & ponder the possibility of being born into such a space & never, ever leaving it. Got it? Well then, that's the premise for Room. Oh, and of course this harrowing tale is told from the perspective of the little one who has been born into this stunted, bonsai twisted reality. Jack has just turned 5 years old & is precocious as any 5 year old you've ever met. He's bright, observant, witty, curious, unusually sensitive & relatively happy. Only thing is that he doesn't know about the other world that exists beyond the walls of "room." Now, prior to reading Donoghue's novel, I refrained from reading any of the plot summaries as I suspected that any details would detract from the reading experience. In fact, one review I just glanced at, gave away a pivotal arc point to the story. So, I am consciously omitting any reference to any of the story lines, even the most simple, for why rob you of the joy of discovery. All I will say is that everyday reality, in the right light, can seem like outer space, even if only a jungle gym on a lawn. 

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Great book with quite a bit of humor! Didn't necessarily end the way I thought it was going to, but that's always a good thing!

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User Review  - loewen - LibraryThing

This book was really enjoyable and hard to put down. It was creatively written, fascinating, and had a great ending. I recommend it! Read full review

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User Review  - blog_gal - LibraryThing

This book is extremely sad, but very interesting. I enjoyed the book, but was left heart broken for the child most of the way through the novel. Read full review

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User Review  - m2snick - LibraryThing

Original....this book continued to grow on me after I finished reading it. Had to raise my rating a star. Read full review


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