Room: A Novel

Emma Donoghue
Little, Brown and Company , English
33 ratings
  • Jennifer Wardrip added a soundbite 3 years ago
    Heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting story - have tissues handy!
  • NBM13 added a soundbite 4 years ago
    Disturbing, yet enjoyable at the same time. Great perspective from a child point of view.
  • Amanda Key added a soundbite 4 years ago
    Absolutely brilliant. The world of captivity and post-captivity through a child's eyes. Captivating!


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. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.

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

Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating—a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child.

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