Book Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

I enjoyed this book, it was written very nicely and narrated from a 5 year old’s point of view. It was not too long with details that can bore you to death. I find myself preferring standalone short novels these days. Overall I would give this book a five, I have no complaints about the story or characters. No one annoyed me 🙂
If you don’t mind spoilers, keep reading!

This novel is about a woman in her mid-twenties who was kidnapped at 19 by this old creeper. He kept her in this sound proof, well insulated shed which was called “Room” in his backyard. The novel is narrated by the woman’s five year old son whom she gave birth to in the Room. He has never been or seen outside of this Room so he believes the Room is the entire world. Through his view we see how they eat, pass time, what she teaches him, their activities and so on. We also don’t get much about the kidnapper except from what little the boy sees and hears of him. They barely interact with each other at all. We even get to see how they cope and adjust to being outside the Room and the difficulties that they both have. 

Happy Reading 🙂

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