Books - Review

RoomJack is born in Room, where he lives alone with his Ma, only visited occasionally by Old Nick. Jack has his 5th birthday and his mum explains that the two of them are prisoners in the room, and there is a world outside. Jack and his mum bravely engineer an escape and Jack has to learn to cope with the whole world outside Room.
by Emma Donoghue
Score: 9
Published: 2010
Read: January 9th 2011


John said

Terrific. Great story, brilliantly written, amazing characters and very moving. This was part of my Christmas 2010 present, the six books on the 2010 Man Booker shortlist.

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