Just finished ‘Room’ by Emma Donoghue (Picador, 2011), a book I found hard to put down but did not wish to finish. Even read some bits twice. Don’t look at a description of it or you may suspect it will be beyond belief and/or mawkish. Neither is the case.
And, for those interested in a child’s development of thinking and language, it is a stunning exposition of the difficulties of referencing (those pesky pronouns and who is being referred to), metaphor, idiomatic usage and homonyms.
I can’t recommend it highly enough. Enjoy!