A book I had trouble putting down and will haunt me for a long time to come. An unbelievable tale of a woman who is abducted at 19 and is kept in a 12x12 shed for 7 years, surviving abuse, rape, and the birth of a child Jack. The story is told through the eyes of Jack, a five year old boy who's entire life has been built within this small confinement. Despite the odds, they escape and we follow Jack and his "Ma" into the world "Outside" of "Room". The only rock I can throw at this book was the annoying way the author structured Jack's speech. For a child who had "remarkably accelerated literacy" he spoke like he was 2-3 years old. I would defenitely recommend this book with the following advice: Keep a box of tissue handy!