Room is told through the eyes of Jack, a five year old boy who is born in captivity to a mother who was kidnapped. The two of them live in a twelve foot square soundproof shed. The story follows them through their escape and experiences adjusting to the real world.
I expected this to be an upsetting book to read so I almost didn't pick it up. It really wasn't that type of book. Since it is told through Jack's innocent perspective, the horrors are implied instead of described. It wasn't shocking in the way that I thought it would be. The author captures Jack's bewilderment with the world very well. However, there are some things that I thought were overdone and somewhat annoying, such as Jack's issues with breastfeeding and his fixation with his mother's tooth. I could have done with a little less of that although I understood her purpose. Overall it was a very good read. Don't avoid it because you think it might be too creepy. 4/5