Monday, November 1, 2010

Our Favorite Reads For October: "Dewey's Nine Lives" and "Room"

Karen's Favorite:


by Emma Donoghue
Room by Emma Donoghue is an unusual story about the love between a mother and child. It is told Jack when he is five. His mother was kidnapped at 19 and has been kept locked up in a one-room shed for seven years. She was raped by her kidnapper, Old Nick, and had Jack. The only world Jack knew was the one room for the first five years of his life until one day, Ma felt he was old enough to help them escape. I enjoyed all the things the mother did with Jack every day. They had a TV and a few books for entertainment. They never got outside until they tricked Old Nick. Jack was a hero and the rest of the book was about Jack learning about real life outside of the room and his mother readjusting to living again. I think the mother did an amazing job with Jack under the circumstances. I liked that it has a happy ending and think any mother would enjoy this book.

Gerard's Favorite:

Dewey's Nine Lives

Vicki Myron is back with more stories about Dewey and other stories about people who have had their lives touched by cats in her book, Dewey‘s Nine Lives. This is just an outstanding read. The stories about Dewey are good and the other stories are really good too! I enjoyed this book so much! So, welcome back, Dwey, and the friends he brought along. This book will make my top 10 for the year for sure! I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys reading about pets, people‘s everyday lives and cats.

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Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food said...

I think the first book might bother me a little. I am so sensitive with stories like that.

I would, however, enjoy the second book -- it looks right my alley!!

BeadedTail said...

Those sound like interesting books. I am always so leary of reading books about animals because I tend to cry so easily. Heck, I can't even watch most cartoons without bawling! I'm a wuss.

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