New York Times named this book the Best Book of the Year. Published in 2010, Room, by Emma Donogue is one of those books that you read and continue to think about days later. Emma did a great job of telling this story from the eyes of a child, Jack. (As a teacher, I could really see the details that she put in from the child’s point of view.) Jack’s first five years have never left the four walls that he calls the room. He has no understanding that there is even a life outside it. A thriller and suspense, this book leaves you with the feeling of never knowing what will happen next. You will smile and even cry. Have the tissue ready. To read about how the author came up with her idea on the book, check her website below.