Room by Emma Donaghue was one of the most discussed books of 2011. Equal parts disturbing and intriguing, this is definitely a story you carry with you after you close the book. With the hope of not giving too much away, this review will be brief. Centered around five year old Jack and Ma, Donaghue constructs a small world where their relationship is all they have. With Jack growing up quickly, Ma realizes their situation has to change and that they cannot continue this way. At its heart, this is a story of a mother and son’s bond and the unbelievable circumstances they overcome.