Paperback: 415 Pages
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
I really loved the plot of the book. It's about a 19 year old girl who was kidnapped, and had spent seven years of her life in an 11 by 11 foot space. She has a stillbirth, and later on a baby. Obviously she's been trying to escape for years, but the baby reinforced her hope of getting the hell out of there. She just knew that her child couldn't spend the rest of his days in there.
However, this book is told from a 5 year old's perspective, Jack. He obviously doesn't talk or think like adults, so his sentences can be really confusing at times. When he was talking about breastfeeding, he would always just say "have some", so for the first quarter of the book, I was just completely confused.. have WHAT ?
I felt really bad for Jack because he had spent his first five years imprisoned in this room, but he thought of it as a home. He had no idea that there was a whole world outside of that room, he didn't know that some of the things on TV were actually real. Until Ma told him, and even when she did, he struggled so hard with the idea that Room wasn't the world.
Overall, I loved this book a lot and recommend it to others who enjoy fiction. It shows the strong relationship that Jack and Ma had developed in those five years, and their strong love that refuses to let them be separated. Room was suspenseful and thrilling, making up for a really great read. Things like this really do happen in the real world, but I imagine some are even worse.
"Alice in Wonderland, for crying out loud."