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    Librarian and chief holder of antiquities and biscuits Jaquaia's Avatar
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    It will be interesting to see why books are chosen too. A lot of the time I read purely because I love the written word; it doesn't matter what genre it is.

    Exept 50 Shades... that's where I draw the line!!!
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    My plan with it was that you joined in if you fancy it, no pressure, but fun if you did. I thought we'd do a mix of novels and maybe people could try something they haven't read before!
    Does anyone have any that they would love to share with the group?
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    Room by Emma Donaghue. Initially, I resisted reading this because I knew it was being made into a film and I thought it was going to be yet another flimsy novel that was only good because it was on the silver screen. Anyway, in another book club, it was the first book thrown into the mix.

    The book is narrated by Jack, a 5 year old who has been confined to one room with his mother his whole life. Jack believes that this one room is the entire world and that everything else only exists on television.

    Despite the narrator being a child, which is always difficult to pull off as a writer, shes definitely pulled it off. Jack is naive and innocent, struggles to communicate and understand reality, yet I felt that I was living the journey this story takes you on, with him.

    Its brilliant and, I suspect, will become a true classic
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    YES!!!!! Absolutely awesome book! I couldn't put it down.
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    Sounds like a good idea for a starting point... Anyone in? I'll have to get a copy from my library
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    this book sounds a good one, something I'd be interested in.

    I was going to suggest before I die by jenny downham, about a girl who has cancer trying to forfill her wishes before it's too late

    somewhere along the line she falls in love, and that makes things a lot more complicated

    the book is narated by her too. first hand account.,.

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    We can go with that one another week if you fancy?
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    Its just occurred to me that some parts of Room could be triggering for some. Its implied, not overt, as a 5 year old narrates, and its not what he says rather what hes not picking up itms?

    Jaq, can you help me narrow down what Im tryjng to say without spoilers?
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    The events that happen while he's confined to the room are hinted at, rather innocently from a childs understanding, but it's obvious what is happening, which i think makes it all the more harrowing.

    The description off amazon...
    Jack is five. He lives with his Ma. They live in a single, locked room. They don't have the key.

    Jack and Ma are prisoners.

    Room by Emma Donoghue is an extraordinarily powerful story of a mother and child kept in isolation, and the desire for, and price of, freedom.
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    I just wanted to check whether weve got any more members who have read Room or plan to, and whod like to join in on the discussion?

    If not, and youd all like to move on to another book, does anyone have any suggestions on what we could look at next?
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