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Donoghue, Emma.
Boston : Little, Brown, 2010
ISBN 0316098337
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It’s a horror beyond all horrors: a teenage girl abducted and held captive in a backyard shed, her own personal prison.  Although it won’t be just her prison for too long – because she gives birth to her son there while being held in captivity by her abductor.  The shed where they live together, which they refer to as “Room,” represents isolation and sadness to the girl, and everything that has been taken away from her -- her freedom and independence.  But to five-year-old Jack, Room is the only place he’s ever known.  To him it represents security and love, and his mother’s protection.  However, Ma knows that Jack needs and deserves more.  Once she finds the courage to try to escape, she will need Jack to be brave, and to be willing to do things he has never done before.  And he will need to leave the safety of Room. Written in part from the perspective of a precocious, sheltered, but wise five-year-old, Room is heart wrenching, heartwarming, horrific and heroic.  You won't be able to put it down.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards Program Booktalks 2012-2013)
SUBJECTS:     Boys -- Fiction.
                        Mother-child relationship -- Fiction.

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