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Reviewing books since 2010. Obsessive dystopia fan.

Room

Room - Emma Donoghue So, I read quite a lot of comments and reviews stating that Jack, the 5 year old male character in this book, doesn't work, the way he talks doesn't fit that of a five year old. To be fair to Emma, he's not your typical five year old anyway and I found myself falling in love with this strange little character. Jack is quite naive, which is understandable, he's lived in a small room his entire life.
This book provokes some really interesting questions. What would you do, if at 19 you had been kidnapped and forced to live in a 11x11 room, having to give birth to your kidnappers child and then raise him by yourself? What would your life be like if you were Jack, how is he going to cope with a world that has just become so much bigger than he could ever imagine?