When Jack turns five, he is excited to learn more about the world around him. His world consists of Room, the place where he and Ma live. But for Ma, Room is the place where she has been held captive for the past seven years, prisoner to Old Nick. Ma is desperate to devise a plan to escape Room, and the time has come to try. Are Jack and Ma prepared to meet the changed world outside of Room?
“In the world I notice persons are nearly always stressed and have no time...I don't know how persons with jobs do the jobs and all the living as well...I guess the time gets spread very thin like butter all over the world, the roads and houses and playgrounds and stores, so there's only a little smear of time on each place, then everyone has to hurry on to the next bit.” ― Emma Donoghue, Room