The book Room is a very unique book that truly deserves all the awards that it has received as it is incredible. The perspective of this book is very interesting as it is told through the eyes of a five year old boy named Jack who has lived in a small room for his entire life. This perspective is what I think makes this book very special since it is very unique and adds another level to this book.
I personally really enjoy this kind of perspective since it shows the innocence of a child which makes a terrible situation not seem so bad. The innocence really brightens up this book since if it was told by the mother then the amount of negativity would be doubled and the book would seem rather dull and just over all very negative. This perspective also shows the reader all the things that they take for granted such as having windows or being able to shower everyday which Jack and his mother can’t experience in this book, this in a way humbles the reader. Even though the perspective is again through a five year old boy the reader can see the struggles that the mother goes through being trapped in a room for years and years with a child who has endless amounts of energy. Anyone who has ever babysat someone who is around the ages 4-7 understands what it feels like to have someone who just wants to run and play for hours and hours which is what this mother in the book is dealing with throughout the book.
This book is amazing, however the characters do not seem 100% believable. Being trapped in a room for years certainly takes a tole on a person, which makes it seem weird and unrealistic how the mother seems so calm in the room and remains caring towards her son. As well since the mother did give birth to Jack in the room with no medical help it is unlikely that she is in near to perfect health which is how she is portrayed in the book. As well the mother continues to breastfeed her son even though he has not been a baby for several years, which makes her not very believable in my mind. Continuing while Jack is five years old he seems both above and below how smart he should be at his age. For example He can read extremely well even though he only has had access to a few books yet he does not believe that there is an outside world. While these characters do have a few flaws the book is beautifully written.