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Room

Label
Room
Title
Room
Statement of responsibility
by Emma Donoghue
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"I wait for his boots to drop. They fall on Floor, one thump, two thumps, that's how I know he's going to get into Bed with Ma now and make it squeak. I count the squeaks because I'm excellent at numbers. I have to count, I can't lose count, if I lose count I don't know what. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10..." Kidnapped as a teenage girl, Ma has been locked inside a purpose built room in her captor's garden for seven years. Her five-year-old son, Jack, has no concept of the world outside and happily exists inside Room with the help of Ma's games and his vivid imagination where objects like Rug, Lamp and TV are his only friends. But for Ma the time has come to escape and face their biggest challenge to date: the world outside Room
Member of
Summary
A five-year-old narrates a story about his life growing up in a single room where his mother aims to protect him from the man who has held her prisoner for seven years since she was a teenager
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Alex Award, 2011.
  • CBA Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year, 2011.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Caribbean and Canada: Best Book, 2011.
  • Evergreen Award (Ontario), 2011.
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2010.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Fiction, 2011.
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award for Grades 9-12, 2012.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2010.
  • Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, 2010.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2010
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
355706
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
hoopla (Digital media service)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Donoghue, Emma
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
730
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Antisocial personality disorders
  • Captives
  • Boys
  • Mother and child
  • Captivity
Target audience
adult
Label
Room
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11967354
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781786821775
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11967354
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11967354
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Room
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11967354
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781786821775
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11967354
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11967354
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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