Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Finds-June 11



Should Be Reading asks you to share what books you discovered this week that interest you!

It has been awhile since I have posted a Friday Find, but I guess nothing has really caught my eye up until the last week or so.  Room is a novel that I originally spotted in a Shelf Awareness newsletter and it sounds like a pretty powerful story to me. 



Here is a summary of Room by Emma Donoghue from the Hachette website:
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.

Not that I need to be adding any books to my Must Read pile, but this one really tempts me!  So did anything catch your eye recently?

11 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

Interesting, I have not heard about this one before

bermudaonion said...

I have a feeling Room is going to be huge!

bookfanmary said...

Wow! Can't wait to read reviews!

Vanessa said...

Hi Jo-Jo
Came across your Friday Finds via Shouldbereading.

So in the spirit of that meme, I wanted to leave a comment on your blog.

It's funny, all of a sudden I've seen so much about "Room" in the last week. It's definitely on my Wishlist/TBR list.

Do hop on over to Spain to see my Friday Finds

http://van-vinos.blogspot.com/2010/06/friday-finds_10.html

DCMetroreader said...

I noticed this is Shelf Awareness too and think it sounds very promising.

Marce said...

That does sound good Jo Jo

Diane said...

Room sounds good to me too.

Rebecca :) said...

I am tempted by this book too! If the author pulls it off, it sounds like a fantastic new way to tell this type of story. I like that it is from Jack's point of view. Thank you for introducing me to this book.

Darlene said...

Good pick. This does sound really good.

Jess said...

This book is getting a ton of great buzz and it sounds great. Fantastic Find!

The Bumbles said...

Well that plot line sucks you right in doesn't it? I'm a bit reserved due to the child's perspective as full narration - but I have added to my list. Thanks!