Room by Emma Donoghue

For more unique child narrators in difficult circumstances, try these… 

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer for a quirky little boy struggling with grief after the death of his father

The First Book of Calamity Leek by Paula Lichtarowicz for teenage girls abducted and brainwashed

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver for a dark story of the nature of evil and the extent of parental love

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon for a luminous story told from the perspective of an autistic boy

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