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To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. 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 is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, ROOM is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.

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Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful--and attempts a nail-biting escape.

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Annelle, September 9, 2011 (view all comments by Annelle)
Started this book Wednesday and finished it last night. WOW, what an amazing story to read and have it be told from a five year old's perspective at that. Everything has a name, a purpose, and a way to pass the time until Ma and jack decide to make a move. I won't spoil anything for those who havent read it yet. Both Ma and Jack each have to overcome so much from just surviving day to day to new challenges that come their way when their lives change dramatically. This is a must read, it will definitely get to you and you will be amazed at how fast you get through this wonderful and heart-stopping story about hope and overcoming the odds. go read this one, from your fellow reader.
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ISBN:
9780316120579
Author:
Donoghue, Emma
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Large Print:
Y
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
6.00x9.02x1.11 in. 1.59 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful--and attempts a nail-biting escape.
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