Author: Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.
Type of book: Fiction
Setting: Room, the Outside
Today I'm five.
Why I chose this book: It was getting a lot of notice and I wanted to see what the buzz was about. The book didn't disappoint.
Why I read it to the end: Because I couldn't quit turning the pages. This book was absolutely horrifying in content and heartbreaking, but I had to see how it was resolved. This is one of those books that make you think, "Dear Lord, don't ever let anything like this happen to me." I would not, however, recommend this book to any of my patrons who can't stand when things happen to kids. And I have a lot of them. Sigh.
My rating: 5/5 - One of my favorite books of 2010.