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 - - 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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I thought this book was amazing. It was very detailed and i think it was a lot better than the movie

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I loved this book. It beautifully illustrates the special bond between a mother and a son. It explores how a woman can be strong for the safety of her child and how a child can save a parent in their darkest hour. I couldn't put this book down.

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The main challenge of understanding this book is reading the style of a five year old boy. The story kept me enticed with excited, frustrated, and cringe worthy moments all in a couple of pages. This certainly is a must read if you are prepared to handle the grammar "mistakes."

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I really enjoyed the story being told from the 5-year old perspective. It made the book interesting and it made me see things differently. I will strongly recommended.

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

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Not sure how I feel
Interesting book. It's a challenge to get into right out of the gate because of the way it is written from the child's point of view. There are some definite humorous moments, and
then some terribly sad moments. All in all, if you are looking for something to read, give it a shot. A solid 3/5 

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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 should be free

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