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User Review  - nosajeel - LibraryThing

A unique, amazing book. Highly recommended. I read the beginning curious to see how an author could possibly sustain a first person narrative by a five year old boy who had spent his entire life ... Read full review

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User Review  - AliceaP - LibraryThing

Room is one of those books that will change the way you view the world. What if you had grown up only knowing one room and believing that all you saw on TV was from another planet? What if you were a ... Read full review

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User Review  - keneumey - LibraryThing

Really really powerful. I read it in two days. Room is told from the point of view of Jack, a 5-year-old who has lived his entire life as a captive with his mother in an 11 x 11 room. Although Jack is ... Read full review

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BREATHTAKING AND AMAZING, Once you start reading, you wont be able to stop.

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Heart wrenching
What an incredibly touching story about a mothers love in the face of tragedy. Must read!

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This book proves the old adage that perception is everything. The world is what you know the world to be - no matter how big or how small - how safe or how scary.

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I absolutely loved this book! I am not much of a reader due to the fact that I am never really able to "get into" books. I saw a girl at work reading this and just to make conversation I said "what's that about?" She explained as best she could and it sounded fairly interesting. I got home and decided to read a little more about it and after reading a few reviews I decided to download it onto my smartphone just for something to read in my down time. I couldn't put it down! I have since recommended it to all the girls at work as well as my mother and aunts. GREAT BOOK!! 

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Another book that I delayed reading due to all the hype that preceded its release and after the release. I am glad I waited, but absolutely thrilled that the ladies of one of my book clubs picked this book out to read this year. I didn't read any of the reviews before diving in.
Now onto my review - A heart wrenching tale of a mother who is trying with all her might to protect her son from her kidnapper, but at the same time keeping him from knowing what is in the outside world that he is missing. Esentially she has made a world for him so he doesn't understand that his situation is different from anyone else's "normal." Some may think this weird of her - I find her to be heroic to not expose her son to the reality of the world they are trapped in while making sure that is enjoying their current status.
Without spoiling the ending for those of you who have not had the opportunity to pick this one up - the second half is very different from the first. I am still struggling as to which half I enjoyed more.
Because this book is written from Jack's perspective, the story is much easier to handle. At times I had a difficulty understanding what he was describing because I couldn't always get his 5 year old mind set and language. As I don't have children, I may not react to this book as my mom and sister will, but I think both groups should read and will enjoy this one.
 

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User Review  - lunule - LibraryThing

Finished it in 2 days. Other than the very end, which dragged a bit, it was very compelling and surprisingly sweet. Read full review

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User Review  - Ethnee - LibraryThing

Amazing story about a mother (kidnapped at 16 and kept securely locked up) and her 5 year old son, who has never been out of the room. Read full review


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