Friday, August 16, 2013

Room by Emma Donoghue

Don’t judge a book by its cover is a correct statement. At first I thought it would be something not of my interest because it is in the point of view of a five year old boy, I gave it a try and I was proved wrong a few pages into the book. I really enjoyed reading this book. It is about a little boy named Jack who finds out he is the son of a kidnapper. His mother was actually taken by his father when she was fifteen. Jack does not know this man is his father but at first believes he is a man who rents a room to his mother and him. Little by little Jack’s mother tells him of their real family (her parents and brother) and how she has tried escaping from her past. The love and strength these two have is incredible. The mom’s strength is from being captured and living this way for so long but still not despising her son even though he is a child born due to rape. Jack’s strength is because he is so young but has to comprehend so much like an adult. I believe others would enjoy this book as much as I did. It is a fiction book but can be said to be somewhat real. There are people who are kidnapped and trapped as prisoners. This book shows the mentality one might have in that situation and makes one think what they would do if they were in a position like that. Room does a very nice job at always keeping the reader’s attention.

 Viviana F.

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