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Room By Emma Donoghue Review

Discussion in 'Horrible Reviews' started by MizLizBiz, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. MizLizBiz

    MizLizBiz Horribly Shy

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    room by emma donoghue review

    It's hard to write this review because this book triggered so many emotions in me I don't know where to start.

    Jack was born to a loving mother in a box. Jack doesn't know this box isn't where all little boys and girls live. TV isn't a person and neither is Light but they're the only friends Jack as ever had. The only sunlight coming into his cage is a skylight that he and Mom tried to yell out of during the say. We only see this world through Jack's eyes and it's not always easy to understand the 5 yr old mind.

    Jack's mother is a victim of a kidnapping as a college Freshman. She's created a world for Jack in the only way she knows how because he is her life. She won't let the kidnapper near him and hides him away when the menace comes to rape her each night. Through Jack's eyes you see his mothers strain as he ages. She's scared, angry and determined to get her and Jack away from this man....no matter the cost. She will not let this man ruin the one good thing in her life as a prisoner.

    Reading this book made me think of the headlines we see of young women kidnapped and found years later. The torment they suffered at the hands of a pervert and how they survive is a journey and a miracle of its own.

    Emma Donoghue delved deep to create a true to life account of what life would be like to only know a shed for a home with a mother being your only companion. Her research must have broken her heart over and over but I am thankful to her for allowing me to understand more of what life is like for the victims that live...if you can call it that, in captivity and how they struggle to become whole again once free. I highly recommend this book. I couldn't give too much away in this review without warping a story meant to be interpreted by each reader on their own.
     
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  2. La China

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    wow!! I'm reading this book tonight.
     
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    I started this book and it's a pretty hard read, not because of big words but because it's so hard to imagine this. I'm only on the part where Jack gets the remote controlled car and it's heartbreaking to imagine that there are women that have gone through this.
     
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    MizLizBiz Horribly Shy

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    That was difficult and it gets sadder but I wanted to read it to learn about the perspective of the women that are kidnapped and end up with children by their abuser. I read this about the time they rescued that girl in CA that had been raising two daughters in a tent in the backyard.

    It's heartbreaking to read Jack's POV when as an adult that has never been in that situation. His interaction with his mom makes me smile but is also sad. I thought about her many times and still do, how strong and loving she was to create a home for this little person that was her only salvation.
     
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    A mother's love is powerful and then you have the stories where the mom should have never been given the blessing to procreate.
     
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    MizLizBiz Horribly Shy

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    SO SO TRUE! I have members of my own family that I think should have been sterilized at an early age lol there are also those of us who just can't seem to procreate and feel cheated.
     
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