October 15, 2010

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Room by Emma Donoghue

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, ROOM is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.
From Barnes & Noble

Little, Brown & Company
September 13, 2010
 321 pages

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  1. This has been on my wishlist for awhile! Can't wait to read it!

  2. Sounds like a very interesting book!

    littleone At shaw DOT ca

  3. I think it is very interesting that it is told through the eyes of a five year old. I would like to read it.

  4. had not heard about this book before today, but it seems neat

  5. I have been hearing good things about this one.

  6. The many favorable reviews have put this one at the top of my "To Read" list. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.


  7. Thanks for the chance to win! I follow your blog through Google Friend Connect and follow you and your sister on Twitter. I also tweeted about this giveaway (http://twitter.com/iubookgirl/status/27541156788).

  8. I read a review of this the other day in the New York Times and I'm really eager to read it.

    patricia dot mariani dot esq at gmail dot com

  9. I've been wanting to read this. Thanks.

    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

  10. I have this on my wish list and have been wanting to get it forever!


  11. This sounds really interesting, would love to read this!!

  12. Sounds like quite an emotional story. Would love to read it.

  13. This book looks like something I would be very interested in reading. Great review!

  14. I WANT THIS BOOK!!! Crossing my fingers till November 1st.

    mindyoja at hotmail dot com

  15. Like the idea that it's from the child's viewpoint. Thanks for a terrific review & giveaway.
    Best wishes,

  16. I think this sounds like such a fascinating story! It's definitely getting added to my Wish List!

  17. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsOctober 18, 2010 at 3:46 AM

    Having followed the real life story of the girl kidnapped and held in California for so many years, when this book came out I knew I'd like to read a fictionalized account of that type of scenario so this has been on my radar for awhile. I hope she wins the Man Booker award.

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

  18. I've been hearing great things about this book?


  19. This storyline sounds captivating!
    Great review!

    familyhistree at yahoo dot com

    Sarah E

  20. I cannot wait to read this one! I have been intrigued by it since first hearing about it.

  21. I have heard a lot about this book and am dying to read it. thank you for this awesome giveaway!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  22. This sounds like such a good book. I can't wait to read it! wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

  23. This book has been on my must read for a while now. Hoping I win :)

  24. I have been reading great things about this book...I am on the very long wait list at the library

    trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

  25. I've read her other books and have heard this one is really good, so I would love to win it!

    kt1969 at comcast dot net

  26. I like the cover of this book!


  27. I have wanted to read this for a while!

  28. It sounds like a very interesting book. I would love to read it. garrettsambo@aol.com