Room by by Emma Donoghue

Mixed Media

Five-year-old Jack has lived his entire life in Room—an 11-by-11-foot space—with Ma, who has been imprisoned there for seven years since her abduction at 19 years of age. Ma has done all within her creative powers to nurture and protect Jack from Old Nick, their captor. Told from Jack’s unique perspective, the novel Room insightfully and at times chillingly explores the opposing themes of freedom and bondage, reality and fantasy, and death and resurrection. (Little, Brown)

About the Author

Sonya VanderVeen Feddema is a freelance writer and a member of Covenant CRC in St. Catharines, Ontario.

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i would like to think that i am open minded and fair when it comes to books. i am a church librarian, and although our church can be quite conservative(there were questions whether the book the shack, or rooms(not room)should be in our church library; i like to expand our thinking and reasoning skills with different reading styles. so when i noticed a book i wasn't familiar with in the banner section, i decided to read it.
i was very disappointed with this book, and would not put this book in our library, nor recommend it to anyone to read either. as in many books you can find references to God, salvation and faith, but i couldn't find anything favoritable to place this book on my recommended reading list.
also i am surprised that we as a church would recommend a book from a non-christian who lives and promotes a life style that we as a crc church doesn't believe in. (she is a lesbian and has won numerous awards from the lesiban literary council)
prehaps more research should be made or at the least more than one person's review into a particular book, before it makes it into our church's magazine.
i for one was very disappointed.