To five-year-old Jack, Room is the world. . . . It’s where he was born. It’s where he and Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. There are endless wonders that let loose Jack’s imagination -- the snake under Bed that he constructs out of eggshells; the imaginary world projected through the TV; the coziness of Wardrobe beneath Ma’s clothes, where she tucks him in safely at night, in case Old Nick comes.
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it’s the prison where she’s been held since she was nineteen -- for seven long years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in that eleven-by-eleven foot space. But Jack’s curiosity is building alongside Ma’s own desperation, and she knows that Room cannot contain either indefinitely. . . . Told in the inventive, funny and poignant voice of Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience -- and a powerful story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible.
The unforgettable story of Ma & Jack -- now available in paperback!
Do you remember reading Emma Donoghue's ROOM for the first time? We know it just came out last fall, but it's one of those books that stays with you long after you've turned the last page.
Now ROOM is available for the first time in paperback. Haven't read it yet? Today is the day. Want to share it with your friends? Here's your chance.
BONUS: Today, July 5th, Emma will answer questions about ROOM on the HarperCollins Canada Facebook page. Post your question there.