If you don't read any other book this year, please read this book. I know not everyone will enjoy this subject matter, but it is a remarkable book that I have not been able to put down all day. A 5 year old boy and his mother are confined to an 11 x 11 foot "room". The story is told by the boy and will most likely haunt me for years. It is well written and keeps you paying close attention so as not to miss anything. It is the best book I have read since "Help" and "The Kindness of Strangers". I am definitely going to recommend it to my friends who love to read.