Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday Finds -- 7/2


My Friday Find for this week has been getting a ton of buzz on the blogs since BEA. It is Room by Emma Donoghue and will be available on September 13th (I know -- it seems so far away!). Here is the description from the Hachette Book Group website:

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work. Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, ROOM is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.

What did you find this week?

7 comments:

Jenny said...

I was fortunate to get a signed copy of this at BEA... I read it and have my review scheduled for the week prior to the release (LOL, it's the only review I have scheduled right now and it's all the way in September, hehe). It's different but very good!

Jess said...

Jenny -- I have reader's envy right now! I will definitely keep an eye out for your review. Thanks for stopping by!

Alayne said...

Wow this looks really intense. Great pick. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Yvonne said...

Sounds like a good one!

Aths said...

You're right in the buzz thing! I have to look at this one and find out what all that buzz is about!

Josette said...

Room sounds like an emotional kind of book but something I'd like to check out. Good pick!

Aleksandra said...

Sounds interesting!