4.03 based on 498244 ratings & 36213 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan Digital Audio

Publication date: 03.09.2010
ISBN: 9780230755154
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

It's Jack's birthday, and he's excited about turning five.

Jack lives with his Ma in Room, which has a locked door and a skylight, and measures 11 feet by 11 feet. He loves watching TV, and the cartoon characters he calls friends, but he knows that nothing he sees on screen is truly real - only him, Ma and the things in Room. Until the day Ma admits that there's a world outside . . .

Told in Jack's voice, Room is the story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible. Unsentimental and sometimes funny, devastating yet uplifting, Room by Emma Donoghue is a novel like no other.

In the media

I've never read a more heart-burstingly, gut wrenchingly compassionate novel . . . As for sweet, bright, funny Jack, I wanted to scoop him up out of the novel and never let him go
Daily Mail
This is a truly remarkable novel. It presents an utterly unique way to talk about love, all the while giving us a fresh, expansive eye on the world in which we live
New York Times Book Review
Startlingly original and moving . . . Endearing and as utterly compelling as The Lovely Bones
Scotsman