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ROOM

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Talented, versatile Donoghue (The Sealed Letter, 2008, etc.) relates a searing tale of survival and recovery, in the voice of a five-year-old boy.Jack has never known a life beyond Room. His Ma gave birth to him on Rug; the stains are still there. At night, he has to stay in Wardrobe when Old Nick comes to visit. Still, he and Ma have a comfortable routine, with daily activities like Phys Ed and ... Read full review

Review: Room

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Norah Piehl

Imagine a room. It's 11 feet by 11 feet about the size of your average bedroom, perhaps. Inside is a bed, a dresser, a table, a shelf on the wall, a trash can, a television, a small refrigerator and a stove, and a small bathroom with a tub. Everything you own is in the room. There are no windows, only a skylight. Now imagine that skylight is covered with a carbon mesh that makes the glass ... Read full review

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LibraryThing Review

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  - fefferbooks - LibraryThing

I just couldn't do it. I got several pages into Room, and while I knew there was likely an interesting plot brewing, and that kept me plodding forward, I just could not deal with Jack as child ... 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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User Review  - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing

Seeing life through the eyes of a five year old boy is fascinating, but when that little boy has been contained in a single room his whole life with only his mother for company, well, that perspective ... Read full review

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User Review  - librarymary09 - LibraryThing

Creepy. I didn't like it. Read full review

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All reviews - 474
5 stars - 202
4 stars - 157
3 stars - 52
2 stars - 19
1 star - 14
Unrated - 30

All reviews - 474

All reviews - 474
Kirkus - 1