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Room by Emma Donoghue
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Feb 15, 2012

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bookshelves: kindle, fiction, women, crime, canada, book-club
Read in June, 2011


Very disturbing book. It's told from the first-person point of view of a five-year-old boy who has lived his entire life inside one small room with his mother. He cheerfully describes their life inside Room in detail - and it's clear to the reader that he and his mother are captives of a creepy man who comes in to force himself on the mother every so often.

Just about the time that I started to find it unbearable, the child escapes! And then a bunch more stuff happens Outside. It ends up being not as horrifying as I expected at the beginning... but it's still a heart-rending book.

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