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Room
Room: A Novel | Emma Donoghue
The story of a mother, her son, a locked room and the outside world. Jack is five and, like any little boy, excited at the prospect of presents and cake. He's looking forward to telling his friends it's his birthday, too. But although Jack is a normal child in many ways loving, funny, bright, full of energy and questions his upbringing is far from ordinary: Jack's entire life has been spent in a single room that measures just 12 feet by 12 feet; as far as he's concerned, Room is the entire world. He shares this world with his mother, with Plant, and tiny Mouse (though Ma isn't a fan and throws a book at Mouse when she sees him). There's TV too, of course and the cartoon characters he thinks of as his friends but Jack knows that nothing else he sees on the screen is real. Old Nick, on the other hand, is all too real, but only visits at night like a bat when Jack is meant to be asleep and hidden safely in Wardrobe. And only Old Nick has the code to Door, which is otherwise locked...Told in Jack's voice, Room is the story of a mother's love for her son, and of a young boy's innocence.Celebrating 40 years of outstanding international writing, this is one of the essential Picador novels reissued in a beautiful new series style.
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ShaniaAJ
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Mehso-so

Crazy to think these things really happen in the world, these types of book always make me stop and think especially since having kids.

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melissajayne
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One of my favourite books #letterr #alphabetgame

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Eggs
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Ma and her son Jack live in a room somewhere, and they are locked in. Incredible story unlike anything you‘ve ever read

#Memorable #MayMoms @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

jlhammar So memorable! Such a good book. 7mo
Eggs @jlhammar Agree 💯 7mo
CaroPi I didn't read the book. I started to read it to watch the movie and my boyfriend spoiled for me so after that I just stop reading it. That was six years ago and I still remind him about it.. 7mo
Eggs @CaroPi LOL 😂 7mo
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abookishbutterfly
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Pickpick

I loved Jack. I will miss seeing the world through his eyes and, even though he‘s a piece of fiction, my heart still longs to know he‘s doing okay. I applaud Emma Donoghue for her brave approach to a deeply moving novel.

My full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4042799986

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BayouGirl85
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Pickpick

I'm more than speechless. My heart breaks for the little boy and his mother. Seven years in a long time to be held in captivity. Seven years of a little boy only knowing one room. A story of resilience...glass half full.

December Book 22/25 #LitsyLove #bookspinbingo #wintergames2021

CBee I read this a few years ago and it‘s one I still think about 💔 11mo
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LisaLovesToRead
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Pickpick

This was a sweet book. It was neat to have the narrator be a five year old and to see the world through his eyes. The reader could sympathize with his frustrations because of how well we understood Jack‘s thoughts.

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Room is stay-up-all-night-to-finish-it readable (as, indeed, I did). You‘d be forgiven for being skeptical going in, figuring (once again, as I did) that the premise and the plot was too obviously horrifying to be truly immersive and that the pulling-of-heartstrings would feel contrived, but I can promise you you‘re in good hands with Donoghue. Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/room-emma-donoghue/

Crazeedi Can't wait to read 12mo
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Lcsmcat
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1. Not usually, but it must sometimes.
2. Tagged. Also Persuasion, Emma, Nightwoods, Southernmost . . .
#two4Tuesday @TheSpineView
@Cuilin Want to play?

TheSpineView Happy Tuesday! 👍📖📚 1y
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MatchlessMarie
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Mehso-so

August #BookSpin book. #AwesomeAugust #BookSpinBingo

I don‘t understand how this book is so highly rated. Maybe the movie is better? I haven‘t seen that yet either. At first I thought how original a story told from the perspective of a 5 year old. But that got old real quick. The plot itself fell limp. It didn‘t feel resolved to me. Full review here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1510689925

ChaoticMissAdventures When people said the child is telling it in a child voice I turned away, I would be with you it would get old read quick. 1y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 Bot a book I‘ve read although I do own a copy. 1y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1y
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MatchlessMarie
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Next time I pick up my prescription I should ask for 28 little spaceships please 😅💊

Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😂 I love the way kids describe things. 1y
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MatchlessMarie
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August #BookSpinBingo card. It‘s almost the most wonderful time of the year 😜 🏫 🖍 👩‍🏫

BookDadGirlDad Room was excellent!! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1y
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SimoneFroelich
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Pickpick

It‘s a great story told through the eyes of 5 year old Jack. While reading I experienced both feelings of hope and frustration. I found it interesting to witness the boys thoughts even though I imagine some people might not like books written like this one.
After reading it I thought a lot about the mother since we don‘t get access to her thoughts. I would love to read the story from the mothers perspective, too.
5/6📚

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la_rose_noire
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Pickpick

💙💙💙💙💙I'd rate this even higher if I could! Such an amazingly written #psychologicalthriller. The 5-year-old perspective on the situation is so cleverly done. Watched the movie yesterday evening after finishing the book. It was good but definitely not as deep and troubling as the book.#kidnapped #emmadonoghue #kidsperspective

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la_rose_noire
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A new book and a pretty view for the weekend. ❤🏞

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DarkMina
Room. Film Tie-In | Emma Donoghue
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Pickpick

99 of 2021. #littenlisten ⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

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DarkMina
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MayJasper Dramatic cover. Perfect. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover! 📚🙌🏻 1y
aperfectmjk Disturbing book, but well written. 1y
Tattooedteacher Yes. Perfect for this prompt. And a good book. 1y
Eggs A great book ❤️💛💜 1y
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TheLeviosaReader
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Panpan

I liked the first part of book. The author has done a fine job of portraying the room through eyes of Jack. But Emma failed miserably to bring out the emotions & trauma one will have when they are re-entering the WORLD after 7 years. In case of Jack, he is seeing the real world for first time.In the second part, I felt Jack was talking too much for his age, keeping the aside fact that he was confined to a room all those years.

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Simplykellyk
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Horrifying story watered down to make you really be thankful for other places than a 11x 11 room. Jack tells the story of Room. The world. That‘s what he thinks. He has no concept of the outside. That scares me the most because of the child/human trafficking that happens all over the world. How many children could tell this story?
My only complaint: 300 pages of a 5 year old telling the story.

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Mccall0113
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Starting this on a long 12 hour shift. It has been something I‘ve been wanting to read for a long time!

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rather_be_reading
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Relaxing & watching Youve Got Mail

SheReadsAndWrites LOVE that movie. I watch it every September. 🧡 2y
peanutnine Great movie! And I'm obsessed with the soundtrack 😍 2y
Cupcake12 One of my favourites 🍿 2y
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IMASLOWREADER such a cute movie 2y
batsy A real comfort watch 💕 2y
DogMomIrene 🦊 F. O. X. 🤣 2y
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BookMad7
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5/5 I already knew a bit about this book going in but I still found it surprising me and it was very interesting that the book was from Jacks perspective. Read July 2020

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AprilMae
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(Re)starting this for my virtual book club this month. I'm hoping to get more reading done these days now that my life has slightly calmed down.

StayCurious Did you see the movie that came out? Would you say it's a solid adaptation? 2y
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shadowspeak17
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#3books based on true stories

I haven‘t read the Mary Toft one yet, but the other two are great. I wasn‘t sure if memoirs count for this, but In the Dream House is told in a very unique way which makes it feel more like it fits this prompt, so I‘m using it.

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚👍🏻 2y
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TheRiehlDeal
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#FriYAYintro @4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads

1. Tagged book!
2. Green
3. Being kind to others.
4. If you have not played yet, consider yourself tagged! ☺️

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GatheringBooks
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KarenUK
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1. Writers & Lovers by Lily King, The Art of Healing Heartbeats by Jan Philipp-Sendker💛
2. Ma from the Tagged book💛
3. The Regrets by Amy Bonnaffons (which equally was wonderful and weird)💛

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Nikki_E
Room: A Novel | Emma Donoghue

“In the world I notice persons are nearly always stressed and have no time…I don‘t know how persons with jobs do the jobs and all the living as well…I guess the time gets spread very thin like butter all over the world, the roads and houses and playgrounds and stores, so there‘s only a little smear of time on each place, then everyone has to hurry on to the next bit.”
― Emma Donoghue, Room

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MNreader
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A very cute and sad story.
Told by a 5 year old boy is funny.

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Addison_Reads
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OriginalCyn620 ☘️💚☘️ 3y
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AlysonCB
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Starting this today, lent to me by a friend last year, I think it's time 🙃

thevagabondlawyer This is a great book and thrilling 👏 2y
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Bono394
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Day 20:
Room by Emma Donoghue. The innocent narrator really gives an interesting perspective to this horrendous story.

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mutlee
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Mehso-so

This had been on my TBR list forever. After finally getting to it, I think it lost some of the hype. It was a good story. I found the “after” struggles really interesting. But the narration could get quite annoying at times. Good, but not a favorite.

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ReadingIsLife
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So sad and painfully real...This is a story I will never forget! My heart broke for Jack. It is amazing how the author managed to get inside the mind of a 5 year old. I highly recommend it!

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KristenDuck
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Meltedy spoon...

Very similar to the book, but so far I think I‘m preferring the book to the movie.

I liked how the book was told from the boy‘s perspective. The movie is more of a general view. Overall worth watching though! Nice acting!

Clwojick I LOVED THE BOOK - I agree with you about the movie. It didn‘t have that “innocent” perspective that was done so well in the book. 3y
ShyBookOwl Interesting perspective! I didn't read the book but I saw the movie twice. What I loved about it was that I actually did feel like it was his POV and I thought that worked SO WELL. I really felt the innocence too. The movie broke my heart. At times, I just couldn't breathe. I decided I wouldn't be able to handle the book. 3y
KristenDuck @ShyBookOwl see I think you‘d appreciate the book! 3y
ShyBookOwl @KristenDuck I'm sure I would... I just feel like it might break me a little too permanently lol 3y
CafeMom I read the book but haven't seen the movie. I'm afraid the movie will break my heart. 3y
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Jeannineth
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😢❤️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LiteraryinLawrence Such a well written book! None of her other novels have drawn me in in the same way. 3y
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beautifulcrevice
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i like the little boy‘s voice. only on pg. 63 but so far so bueno 👌

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wideeyedreader
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A bit of an odd choice for #babies, but somehow this is where my mind went for day 2 of #ayupaugust! Sadly, I have the movie cover.

squirrelbrain I read this book cover to cover a couple of years ago, whilst waiting for 4 hours in A&E with a fractured elbow... it made it even more freaky I think! 3y
wideeyedreader @squirrelbrain Wow, that‘s quite the feat! 3y
Cinfhen This book was such a difficult read 💔 3y
rather_be_reading great book, but sad too! 3y
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OriginalCyn620
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These are some good examples of books I‘ve read that did a great job of exploring their character‘s #psyche. #letstraveljuly

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The Bell Jar 💔💔 3y
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CharleaFinley
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“The Soul selects her own Society- Then- shuts the Door.” #room #emmadonoghue

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Crazeedi Love the hydrangeas!💕 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Crazeedi thank you Diane 💗🌸🌼🌻 3y
ShyBookOwl 😯 I had no idea this author was Canadian! This is on my TBR but I never feel ready. The movie was INCREDIBLY powerful 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ShyBookOwl well I guess technically she‘s Irish but has lived in Canada since 1998! 3y
ShyBookOwl @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks oh ok! I'd count that 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ShyBookOwl she actually became a citizen there so I think we are good!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🇨🇦 3y
aa_guer2021 This book was... 😳🤔😍❤️ 3y
bookaholic1 🇨🇦👍👍🇨🇦📚 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ruskigurl16 still haven‘t read it!! 🤦🏼‍♀️ 3y
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ForCuriosity
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This book was incredible and I couldn‘t put it down. It‘s the story of a mother and her 5 year old son Jack who are trapped in an she‘s known as room .This is a very serious topic and I would have never seen it coming that it‘s told from Jacks POV. it‘s interesting to see the world through his eyes as all he‘s ever known is Room, and as he‘s very young many things took on personalities of their own. An amazing story that I highly recommend.

ImperfectCJ I enjoyed this one so much, despite the emotional gut-punch of the POV. The audiobook is fantastic, too. 3y
rather_be_reading sad but i loved it 3y
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Loric
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Jack is completely unaware that the normalcy of his life is utterly abnormal. Having been born in Room, he has been shielded by his mother to the harsh reality to their existence and has no idea that there is a world beyond room. Listening to Jack try to make sense of the only world he‘s ever known while learning of the world outside is heart wrenching.

Told from Jack‘s POV, this one grabbed my attention.

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ellemarr
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Interesting, well written book from 5-year-Old Jack‘s perspective! I read this book as research and a potential comp for my next novel, but have been meaning to read this for ages. The book, like the movie, didn‘t disappoint, and I was glad to see the arc of each character through Jack‘s consistent POV. Definitely some tough subjects involved, but Donoghue treats them with care.

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melissajayne
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4.5 ⭐️ This was a reread for me for my #bookclub meeting this past weekend. While I really enjoyed it the first time I read the book, this time I felt claustrophobic while Ma and Jack were in the shed. Still a really excellent book. #bookreview #bookstagram #r #litsyatoz #litsyatoz2019

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