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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User Review  - joyhclark - LibraryThing

This one is more of a 3.5 stars book. I was blown away by the author's ability to write from the prospective of a unique 5-year-old. However, I had some issues with a few of the events in the book. A few of the mother's actions felt more like plot devices rather than being character-driven. Read full review

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User Review  - Deborah.Blythe - LibraryThing

Gosh I enjoyed this book. I didn't want to read it. Thought it was exploiting so many real life stories and really couldn't be bothered, but then I saw it in a library available as an audio book on an ... Read full review


User Review  - 60lou -

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

Review: Room

User Review  - Elaine Burnes - Goodreads

I'd give this 3.5 stars, but we don't get that option. I always enter a Donoghue book giving it five stars and go from there. This one hovered at four for a time and I'm conflicted about how to rate ... Read full review

Good read

User Review  - PunxsyPhilGal - Walmart

Really enjoyed the book Room. It was an easy read. Would recommend. Read full review

Fabulous Book!!

User Review  - kimthurk -

Love love love this book!!! Very compelling highly recommend!! Read full review

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