By Emma Donoghue
The story of a mother, her son, a locked room and the outside world. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Filmed as a major motion picture, directed by Lenny Abrahamson.Tweet
Wow - what a powerful and affecting novel. Although some might struggle at first with the narrative style, it is so worth persevering. Everything is told from the viewpoint of a very young boy with no knowledge of the world outside of 'Room', and his strangely naive childlike view becomes enchanting and haunting in equal measure. Perfect for reading groups, with so much to discuss.