Sunday, January 29, 2012
Room by Emma Donoghue
This book was on the 2011 Alex Award list, so it's supposed to be good for teenagers, even though it was published adult. And I can definitely see the teen appeal!
Jack is 5 years old and lives in Room with his mother. And that's his whole world. His mother was kidnapped seven years ago, and she has tried to raise Jack the best that she can by sheltering him from Old Nick, the man who comes in the night. The two escape, but Jack isn't sure that Outside is better than Room. Told from Jack's point-of-view, the story is sweet and poignant in the right places. Recommend this to Lurlene McDaniel or Jodi Picoult fans.