- Published: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2010.
- Year Published: 2010
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: ix, 321 p. ; 25 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- 9780316125086 (pbk. : international ed.)
- 0316125083 (pbk. : international ed.)
- Mother and child -- Fiction.
- Kidnapping -- Fiction.
- Psychopaths -- Fiction.
- Escapes -- Fiction.
- Suspense fiction.
- Psychological fiction.
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Call number: Fiction
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Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful--and attempts a nail-biting escape.
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So my advice is to skip all the reviews and certainly don't read the synopsis, and just read it!
This would be a great book club book because there are many themes. While most people haven't had similar life experiences, I think what Ma and Jack go through is something we can all relate to on some level. "Room" is home to Jack, he knows nothing else, but Ma knows what she's missing and she knows to hide the fact that their circumstances are so horrible from her son. It's about sometimes not knowing what is best for yourself, but needing to take a leap, even though you may be "scared," you have to be "brave" at the same time.
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