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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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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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