Book Read! Room
First sentence: “Today I’m five.”
P. 99 (101): “I’m trying to fit her stem back together.”
Last sentence: “Then we go out the door.”
This is a great book… After a few pages I just wanted to know what happened to Jack and Ma in the past and how they would live in the future, so I’ve read the book in two sittings. The narrator is Jack who lives with Ma in Room, Jack has never been Outside. When he turns five, Ma tells him that many things he sees on television are real, and that there exists a whole world outside the room.
Jack doesn’t believe this at first, but when he sees an airplane high up in the sky through the skylight in Room, he thinks his Ma is saying the truth. Of course this changes everything he ever believed and he knows his life is never going to be the same. This frightens him at first and if it was up to him, he would stay in Room with Ma for the rest of their lives. But Ma knows they cannot stay there for ever. So, she makes up a plan to escape….
If you have not read this book already, pick it up and do. Don’t let the grim facts or the five year old narrator hold you back. This book is really good.
Although this book was published last year, the last couple of weeks there were a lot of reviews published. Here is a link to some of them:
- Leeswammes’ Blog
- E & K Family Book Review
- Everything Distills into Reading
- A Bookish Affair
- Book Journey
- A Book a Week
- Hannah Ackroyd
This was one of the last books I bought in 2010, so reading it fits into the Off the Shelf! challenge.