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Room by Emma Donoghue
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Sep 24, 2011

really liked it

"Stories are a different kind of true."

One of the many insightful utterances of five-year-old Jack, whose total view of the world is an 11 x 11 foot room where his mother has been held prisoner for seven years, giving him birth and raising him in that confined space. Jack's exploration of life, real and imagined, with the wise and sometimes desperate tutelage of his Ma, sets up for an adventure from which we cannot turn away. This "different kind of true" touches every soul.

"We're all Jack, in a sense...the inner child, trapped in our personal Room. But then, on release, finding ourselves alone in a crowd...reeling from sensory overload."

Who among us has never felt what Jack feels and so innocently articulates? This story poignantly speaks to the true in all of us.


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Reading Progress

September 24, 2011 – Shelved
October 20, 2011 – Started Reading
October 21, 2011 –
October 23, 2011 – Finished Reading

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