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Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Book Review: The Room

Hey there,

I had a completely different post scheduled for today, but I just had to tell you about the book I just finished reading.  It was a gift from my mother-in-law this Christmas.  My neighbours were raving about it one day and I had mentioned to her that I needed to look for it at the library.  So she went and bought it for me for Christmas.  Isn't that sweet?

Anyways... the title is The Room by Emma Donahue.  I had never read anything else by this author, but I was intrigued because she lives in London, Ontario.


I started reading it at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 1st and I turned off my night light at 3:15 a.m. (cause my yawning was annoying me).  Then I tossed and turned and thought about turning on the light again, but I must of fallen asleep at some point.  I woke up at 8:15 a.m. and my first thoughts were "I must read the book!"  I managed to hold myself off until about 11:30 or so.  Then, I couldn't wait any longer.  I ended up putting it down again about 1 hour later and didn't go back to finish it until after dinner yesterday.  It was THAT good!  Thank goodness hubby didn't work yesterday and fed entertained the kids.

The storyline is about a woman and a 5 year old boy who live in a shed (dungeon) and are being held captive by crazy man.  It's written from the voice of the 5 year old boy, in a way that it's as if he is talking to you.  At certain points I felt my heart beat racing and even tears came to my eyes.  I'm not sure if the reason this book captivated me so much is because I'm the mother of a 5 year old boy.

It's not based on true facts; however, I seem to remember hearing on the news about a year ago, about a woman that was kidnapped as a teenager and had lived in a shed (or was it basement) for many years and somehow got away.

If you are looking for something good to read, this is  might be the book for you. I loved  the Room. (affilate link)

(Disclaimer:  I always recommend checking the library first, but if you have any Swagbucks points and want to order from Amazon, the book link is on the right side under "Books I've Read" and paragraph above. Thanks.)

 Now I'm on the hunt for a new book.  Any recommendations?
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