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Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
 
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Room: A Novel

I have 3 young children and though none were raised in an 11 x 11 room, I feel Jack's "language" is not reflective of a 5 year old whose days are spent talking solely to his "Ma", to his T.V. and to himself and whose language is influenced by Nick Jr. television. How many 5 year olds would use the word "corridor" to describe a hallway which he has never seen before or be able to pronunciate the word "Bonsai" upon his first reading? Inconsistent and unbelievable. I also feel she plucked this storyline from People Magazine--Jaycee Dugard and Phillip Garrido. A book called Lost and Found by John Glatt gives an accounting of this true story of abduction and Jaycee Dugard is writing her own book I believe as well.

The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
Good, clean fun

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Inspiring, Optimistic
Cute and fun

This is a fun read if your club has been reading a lot of heavy stuff and you are needing a break. Good, funny writing with a bummer of a premise.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Addictive
Good crime expose

Dan Morse does a great job of putting all the informational pieces together to become a readable book. Different perspectives are placed in a comprehensive order that make feel like you are reading an episode of Dateline.

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Interesting
Gloomy but good

A little uncomfortable to read, but flows nicely and is insightful to compare parenting in the seventies to parenting today. Is it that different?

The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield
 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Optimistic, Addictive
Great first outing

A fun character filled book. If you were raised in a small town, you will feel a familiarity with this book. Salty characters, salty plot and salty language. You will grow to love these people, just need to give it some time.

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