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1. Why do you think the entire book is told in Jack’s voice? Do you think it is effective? 

2. How would the story be different it if were told in Ma’s voice?

3. If you were Ma, would you tell Jack about Outside from the start?

4. How would you explain Outside to him? Are there things about Outside that you would not tell him about?

5. How is the relationship between Ma and Jack threatened by the Outside World?

6. Does Jack benefit at all from his time in Room? Are there any positives for Ma?

7. Why are we so fascinated by stories of long-term confinement?

8. What were you most affected by in the novel?