Room (Book Review)

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Since my sleep pattern is all over the place and I’m currently waiting for my husband to come out of the shower to watch the movie adaptation of the novel, Room; I thought this would be a perfect time to write my review. I finished the book about two weeks ago, but as you can tell I’m quite behind on blogging. Since I replaced Social Media Browsing with reading, I realized that my blog as become more of a Book review blog. I can’t help it, if I have a good book in my hand, it’s hard not to stop. I’m currently reading Perks of Being a Wall Flower, and I’m almost done with the book. If you’re wondering, Shehab has not read the book, Room, nor does he want to! He’s a movie addict, hence the reason he’s willing to stay away and watch the film with me.


I personally loved the concept behind the main plot of the story. I really liked the author, Emma Donoghue’s take on Stockholm Syndrome through the eyes of a five-year-old boy. The plot had quite an interesting concept behind it. The main gist of the novel is about a woman who is kidnapped at nineteen and kept in a soundproof room by her captor and gives birth to a child who is only accustomed to his daily life in this room. They eventually escape, and the book talks about his experience in the “real world” outside of the Room.

Reading wise, it was a slow read, it was interesting but a little slow. I expected the book to have more emotion and feeling. However, the author tried to narrate the story through the eyes of a five-year-old which is quite a challenge. I would recommend putting this book on your reading list! Now it’s time for the movie!