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Room by Emma Donoghue
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it was amazing
bookshelves: contemporary, psychological, favorites

I saw the movie first, not realizing this book even existed, and the heart-racing action, the tenderness and love, and the strength of Ma and Jack in the movie convinced me to seek out the novel. A year later, I have finally read it, and I loved it! Hearing the story from five-year-old Jack's perspective just seemed natural. I am amazed by the way in which Emma embodied that character in her writing. I never once questioned if a character that young would say or do certain things he did because it is all so convincing and real. The "dialect" is perfect, and although there are tragic and upsetting moments, there is still a lot of joy and innocence in the pages that make the whole situation more bearable.

Five stars.
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Reading Progress

December 4, 2015 – Shelved
December 4, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
October 25, 2016 – Started Reading
November 2, 2016 – Finished Reading
November 3, 2016 – Shelved as: contemporary
November 3, 2016 – Shelved as: favorites
November 3, 2016 – Shelved as: psychological

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