Review: Room

Editorial Review - - 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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User Review  - jennk - LibraryThing

This book has been on my list forever, just hadn't quite gotten around to it. I'm glad that I finally did. It took a little time to get used to the special language of Jack's narration, but it really ... Read full review

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User Review  - ajlewis2 - LibraryThing

I listened to the audio version of this book. The voices were just fantastic. I think hearing it adds to the experience of the boy especially. A lot of this book is interaction between mother and son ... Read full review

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User Review  - fromthecomfychair - LibraryThing

The first part of the book, where we meet Jack and Ma, as well as Old Nick, is genuinely disturbing, but the details of their life, written from the 5 year old's perspective, quickly become tedious ... Read full review

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User Review  - micahmom2002 - LibraryThing

told from the perspective of a 5 yr old who has known nothing but a "room" and hios mother for his entire life. The reader comes to learn of how this came to be. Great read although the language can get confusing at times because of the POV. Not nearly as dark of a story as you anticipate. Read full review

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User Review  - MarkPSadler - LibraryThing

This novel takes us into an eleven foot by eleven foot storage shed that Jack and his mother call home. Jack was born in this room and it is his reality. Mother has known the outside world however ... Read full review

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read the book intwo nights could not put it down Read full review

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