Simply the Simmonds Life

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Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue April 5, 2011

Filed under: Life's Musings — Angie S. @ 10:02 am

     To five-year-old Jack Room is the world.  It’s where he was born, it’s where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn.  There are endless wonders that let loose Jack’s imagination- the snake under Bed that he constructs out of eggshells, the imaginary world projected through the TV, the coziness of Wardrobe below Ma’s clothes, where she tucks him in safely at night in case Old Nick comes.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it’s the prison where she has been held since she was nineteen-  for seven years.  Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in the eleven-by-eleven-foot space.  But Jack’s curiosity is building alongside her own desperation- and she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.

 

See my review of this unique story at By Book or By Crook!

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