Book Club Kit: Room

Emma Donoghue - RoomRoom
by Emma Donoghue
First Published: 2010
10 Copies & Reading Guide

Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper’s yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful–and attempts a nail-biting escape.

Reading Guide: – Go inside Jack’s world; includes Discussion Questions, a Floorplan and more.
One-Minute Book Reviews – includes Book Info and Discussion Questions.

The New York Times – “Seperation Anxiety” by Aimee Bender and “A Captive’s View of Life, and He’s 5” by Janet Maslin
Los Angeles Times – “Book review” by David L Ulin
The Observer (UK) – “Room by Emma Donaghue” review by Nicola Barr
The Washington Post – “Emma Donoghue’s Room” reviewed by Ron Charles
The Telegraph (UK) – “Review” by Jonathan Gibbs

On the Web:
Emma Donoghue’s Website –

If you enjoyed Room, you might like:
A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
Me & Emma by Elizabeth Flock
Extremely Loud and Incredible Close by Jonathan Safran Foer


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s