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12th On My Wishlist

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Hi Guys! Happy Saturday. I browsed through Goodreads and found a book that looks interesting. The cover is simple but nice and the story sound intriguing. The book is Room by Emma Donoghue. Visit Emma at emmadonoghue.com to get further details about Room and the author.

Room by Emma Donoghue

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, ROOM is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.
 
 
Credit: On My Wishlistis a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too.

5 comments:

booksploring said...

I think this book is waiting for me to collect from my public library! I think it sounds fantastic! Nice pick :-)

jackie b central texas said...

I believe having seen this one on another wish list and thinking it was too heartbreaking have changed my mind on re-reading the blurb, instead it sounds inspiring and very interesting reading... Hope you get your copy soon to read!

Book Chick City said...

This doesn't sound like a book I'd read but it does sound interesting!

Miss Page-Turner said...

Interesting that the story is told from Nick's perspective!

pussreboots said...

I'm on the fence about this book. Here's what I'm wishing for this week.