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Book Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue’s Room has been so incredibly hyped up online that I couldn’t help but go into it with exceedingly high expectations, but unfortunately none of them were met. The book itself has received a variety of awards and nominations, including being shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2010, all of which I can’t quite wrap my head around because like I said, I just didn’t enjoy this book. Room, as five-year-old Jack calls home, is the only place he’s ever known. But for his mother, it’s been her prison since she was abducted seven years ago. The story is compelling – a mother’s love creates a world for her son in a single room, even as she grows more and more desperate to escape. The book itself is narrated by Jack, and that’s where my issues with this book began. To wholeheartedly enjoy (or even tolerate) a book I usually have to find some sort of connection to it, but the fact that this was narrated by a five-year-old boy made it nearly impossible to do …