2013 Sakura Medal Books

Room by Emma Donoghue

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Room by Emma Donoghue

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3 thoughts on “Room by Emma Donoghue

  1. Fantastic book! Since I knew a little about the premise before reading it, I thought this book would be more disturbing than it was. But the tone of the main character makes the world that they are living it to be completely acceptable since it is all that they know, and so they are naively happy living where they do. There’s a reason this book has been nominated for several other awards – it’s unique, captivating, and a genuinely interesting read.

  2. There’s lots to admire about this book: its tight narrative thread; the power of the young narrator’s voice; the emotional grip of its subject-matter. It’s also, in places, taut and exciting. Ultimately, you might feel a little disconnected from the ending, which seemed to have been written in a bit of a hurry, as if the exam was finishing and she needed to get to the end. Nevertheless, it’s a remarkable book, and worth having a go at. You will likely be hooked. But tell me this: is it really about a woman and her child trapped in a shed by a monstrous psycho, or is it actually about the stifling relationship that all mothers have with their children?

  3. ROOM
    Told from the point of view of the little boy who lives with his mother in a small room, Room is a dark story about imprisonment and perception of the world. It was interesting to read about what the little boy was thinking because he had never seen the world outside of the small room he lives in – it makes you think about how we take certain things for granted, such as being able to walk outside, play in the park, go to the store, or see the sky. The idea of being kept in a single room all your life is scary, so reading this was a bit uncomfortable for me.
    I thought Room’s plot took a while to kick off. Also there weren’t any chapters – rather, there were long sections that went on for fifty-pages – so it was hard to get into.

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