This is my review of the book Room by Emma Donoghue
The story begins on Jack’s fifth birthday when he wakes up in bed next to his ma. The room is all Jack has ever seen and it’s all he has ever known. All the things in the room, like Wardrobe, Table and Rug, are his friends. He also meets other friends every once in a while, like Dora the Explorer and Spongebob SguarePants, who live on another planet in TV.
The book is a story told by the five-year-old Jack about him and his ma living in a room together. It’s a gripping story about their great escape and their survival.
THE WRITING STYLE
The point of view of a five-year-old boy made the book an interesting read. It was intriguing to read a book from such a naive point of view. For me it was hard at first due to the fact that five-year-olds don’t know grammar yet, which made the book grammatically incorrect as well. But I got used to it quite fast and it turned out to be an enjoyable read.
Personally I think the first half of the book was way better the ending. The story was more interesting in the beginning and I would have liked their great escape to happen a lot later in the book. I was also disappointed in how fast Jack got used to the outside world. Also, would you be aware or even interested in things like Facebook or YouTube just after a few days of being held prisoner for seven years.
I did really like the book and it was a fast read. It’s a tragic and touching story and I might read it again someday
I give Room by Emma Donoghue three thumbs up!
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With warm hugs and gentle thuds – Keri