Room (Litterature & Documents) (Paperback)

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    Another great book that doesn't need any more aclaim, but perhaps a reminder that it exists.  The plot demands attention from the start.  A mom and her 5 year old son Jack are kept in room.  Jack was born in captivity and Room is his story.  Journey into his innocent mind and experience his 11' x 11' world.  He is content in Room because he's never experienced the outside world.  Mom however is ready to break free...  Is there life for Mom and Jack beyond Room?  I won't spoil anything but you can be assured that this story will leave you feeling wonderful.  (and kinda makes cabin fever feel not so bad!)

— Rachel

Summer '11 Reading Group List


“Room is like no other book I have ever read. This emotionally powerful story of young Jack and his mother who are held in captivity for seven years is both a heart-wrenching testament to the power of the love between a mother and child and a riveting story of overcoming horrible circumstances. Emma Donohue has written one of those rare books that you will remember reading your entire life, as you will be altered by the experience.”
— Lanora Hurley, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI

September 2010 Indie Next List


“Room is like no other book I have ever read. This emotionally powerful story of young Jack and his mother, held in captivity for seven years, is both a heart wrenching testament to the power of the love between a mother and child and a riveting story of overcoming horrible circumstances. Emma Donohue has written one of those rare books that you will remember reading your entire life, as you will be altered by the experience.”
— Lanora Hurley, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI

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Product Details
ISBN: 9782253167303
ISBN-10: 2253167304
Publisher: Livre de Poche
Publication Date: January 30th, 2013
Pages: 456
Language: English
Series: Litterature & Documents
 
 
 
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