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Room | Paperback

Author: Emma Donoghue | Format: Paperback

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  Truly amazing

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From the moment I started reading this book I was hooked. It tells the story from a child's perspective which game the whole situation in which Jack lives so much more impact on the reader. I read it in two days & found it hard to put down. This book really made me think of all the things me & my kids take for granted everyday .

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  Amazing book

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This is the best book I have read in a long time. A story never to be forgotten. Takes a little getting used to the language being as a 5yr old would speak but once you get past that - wow! It is a remarkable story of courage and is so thought provoking. The amount of questions Jack asked his Ma in the book is just day to day life for any parent! I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone. A story I won't forget. It would make a good film I think too.

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  moving

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i read this book in a day i just couldnt put it down! its so well written and clever as its from the point of a child. very moving and gripping

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  there really are people like that out there.

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unknown to me my daughter was reading this book at the same time so when i tried to give it to her she said she already had it and how good is it. it begins in a funny place and can be a bit confusing at first, but stay with it as it all comes together in the end. there were several times i almost had a tear in my eye and you wonder at how cruel some people are and how they twist things to their own point of view, especially when you realise there really are people like that out there.

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  A beautiful read.

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This book is simply brilliant, so beautifully written, heart warming and heart breaking at the same time and completely 'un-put-down-able'.

Totally recommended!

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  room with a view

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after reading many books from, A Child Called It --all Torey Haydens and watching numerous true stories, i stopped. As a foster carer for over 15 yrs i thought i'd already read and seen verything. This story is not just fiction, my family and I are caring for a child who is just like Jack. He's been with his parents for 8 yrs but knows nothing. with us he's seen , the sea, the beach, dark nights, summer nights now, feeding animals at the farm (which terrified him). etc etc etc.. Reading this book has made me realise why I'm constantly asked questions from xxx and why I need to keep answering them ..

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  Stunning Read

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This as a wonderful book to read that was both heartbreaking and sweetly hopeful. I initially had my doubts, but from the very first page I found it difficult to put down and absolutely adored Jack and the way he choses to view life. Donogue has carefully constructed a tale that is incredibly believable and, though the eyes of a five year old, has created characters that are more real than a reader is sometimes comfortable with. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a good read that ends with the same hopeful uncertainty that most people look to the future with. I can guarantee that you will fall in love with Jack and the story he has to tell.

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  original

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so cleverly written, i really enjoyed the relationship between the mother and the son, and being a single mum, in certainly less extreme conditions, i was familiar with some of the daily tests and when sometimes you have to ask of your child something incredible and beyond even yourself. that said, the middle was a bit tough going and i wanted to hurry to the end a bit! but you just have to read it and see how different it is! x

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  Happy and Sad at the same time!

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This book isnt the type of book I would normally pick up but I kept seeing it in the top ten and thought I would give it a go! I am however so happy that I did read this book as it was a very good read. I loved the rehabilitation aspect of this book and I would reccomend this book to anyone.

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  Nicely written and very engrossing

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This isn't the type of book i would normally pick but i am so glad i ended up reading it.
I found it quite tiresome at first as it was written from a 5 year olds perspective and very different from other books i read but once i got used to the phrasing i was very much involved.
It is a tribute to Maternal Love and the strength of the characters shines through in what can only be the most hellish experience imaginable.
In retrospect writing the book from Jack's point of view was an excellent choice as any other way would have made it truely depressing. The innocence of Jack to his confined world is heart warming and he provides some gentle laughs.
I really enjoyed this book and i would recommend it to anyone regardless of what you would normally read.

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