Room, Emma Donoghue ( paperback)
£9.99Scared is what you're feeling. Brave is what you're doing. It's Jack's birthday, and he's excited about turning five.
Jack lives with his Ma in Room, which has a locked door and a skylight, and measures 11 feet by 11 feet. He loves watching TV, and the cartoon characters he calls friends, but he knows that nothing he sees on screen is truly real - only him, Ma and the things in Room. Until the day Ma admits that there's a world outside .
. . Told in Jack's voice, Room is the story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible.
Unsentimental and sometimes funny, devastating yet uplifting, Room by Emma Donoghue is a novel like no other. Part of the Picador Collection, a new series showcasing the best of modern literature.
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