Book Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

Jack and his mother have been held captive in a room for seven years by a man he knows as Old Nick. Jack was born in this room and his entire world is within these four walls. When his mother feels its a matter of survival for them to escape, Jack is thrust into what he has only known as Outside, can mother and son navigate the larger world?

The narrative in this disturbing and affecting book is told solely from five year old Jack’s point of view, which makes it hard to initially read and comprehend, but once you adjust to the narrative, you do become more invested in Jack and his life.

Not the easiest novel to read, Room challenges your perception of the world as seen through the eyes of a five year old.

Links To Book:
Amazon UK
Amazon US



  1. I too found the first half a little difficult to comprehend.It went slow in the beginning but in the end I was an emotional wreck.

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