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Carrie

King, Stephen, 1947- (Paperback - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Carrie


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Random House, Inc.
Stephen King's legendary debut, about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates.

Carrie White may have been unfashionable and unpopular, but she had a gift. Carrie could make things move by concentrating on them. A candle would fall. A door would lock. This was her power and her sin. Then, an act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious taunts of her classmates, offered Carrie a chance to be a normal and go to her senior prom. But another act--of ferocious cruelty--turned her gift into a weapon of horror and destruction that her classmates would never forget.

Baker & Taylor
An introverted girl with remarkable powers of telekinesis faces the horrors of teenage life and unleashes a few horrors of her own when she attends the high school prom.

Authors: King, Stephen, 1947-
Statement of Responsibility: Stephen King
Title: Carrie
Publisher: New York :, Anchor Books,, 2011, c1974
Edition: 1st Anchor Books mass-market ed
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 18 cm.
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supposed to be a really good book but i cant read it since im oly 10:((((((((

Report This Nov 18, 2013
  • M_ALCOTT rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I have watched the 70's (the original) movie adaptation of " Carrie ". There have also been other movies based on the Stephen King novel. Just going on the movie versions I've watched, there are some aspects of the " Carrie " story that have been lost in the various movie adaptations. I still liked reading the book version though. I didn't find it scary at all.

Great Book, I'm reading it now * NOT FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN *

I have never sympathized with the villain so much ever before.

Report This Oct 19, 2013
  • jrichardson06 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I read this in high school.

Report This Oct 18, 2013
  • SpencerSpencer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Brilliant and scary. Read this around Halloween. It's as much about horror and supernatural events as it is about bullying and retribution. In my opinion, Carrie is the victim here.

Report This Jul 12, 2013
  • awannam rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed Carrie very much. King is a very good writer and his style is very easy to read. The ultimate story here is how high school can damage people that are different and do not "fit in." His description of how the students act toward one another is right on and my guess is he was ostracized when he was in high school and still holds scars because of his experiences.

Report This Jul 11, 2013
  • Greskovichro rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Scary! One of kings best novels.

Report This May 16, 2013
  • wptlzkwjd rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

While it's a good book to read, I felt the reviews were misleading in that the story was not at all scary (unless maybe you are 12 or younger) and the language used didn't seem to fit the setting of the book. Hopefully the upcoming movie will be good :)

Report This May 01, 2013
  • AgentOrange rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very great read...but then again, I like it when people get their comeuppances. lol. Easy read, an interesting author who can create believable young female character, and aside from description of 1970's clothing and such, this story could easily have been published in this decade. A shame the novel was so short, and no hopes of a sequel. Ya ya, spoiler alert. Sorry.

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  • Blue_Monkey_215 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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