Room by Emma Donoghue - Book Review and Analysis?
I have chosen to analyse the novel Room by Emma Donoghue for my English course, and have to write a book review. Normally I would find this a simple task, but I'm stuck on this book.
It's a brilliant book, but I'm not sure about the underlying themes and haven't really got any ideas about what to write.
If anybody could help, I would really appreciate it.
There are a number of different themes about which you could frame a review: dependency, parent-child relationships, the relationship between innocence and knowledge, the imagination, or even something as simple as love. Clearly the relationship between Jack and Ma dominates the text, and, accordingly, would need a significant place in any analysis. The changes in Jack from his birthday to the escape and then after also provide interesting context and support for a number of different ideas relating to personal development, knowledge, and a premature coming of age.