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Carrie

King, Stephen, 1947- (Paperback - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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.
Notes: Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1974
Subject Headings: Psychokinesis Fiction
Genre/Form: Horror fiction
Topical Term: Psychokinesis
ISBN: 9780307743664
0307743667
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY K
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Aug 15, 2014
  • ArgentinaRocks17 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I would not recommend this book to people 12 years and under

Carrie, written by Stephen King, is the story of a wary girl named Carrie White, clearly explaining the title. Carrie possesses incredible powers that remain unexplained to not only herself, but to those around her. The young girl lives alone with her heavily religious mother, Margaret White, who founded her own religious beliefs. These beliefs are what ultimately lead to Carrie being not only abused by her own mother, but also what leads her to become an outsider to her peers. Since she is deprived of the knowledge her peers know of the outside world, Carrie struggles to adjust and act as society would consider a “normal” teenaged girl.

This novel, while holding many supernatural and horror filled scenes, is also quite relatable to modern day teenage struggles. In every person’s life, humans suffer through the hard and tedious task of attempting to fit in to our atmospheres, just as Carrie did. Since she was brought up in such a different way than her classmates she felt so unlike them that she could not figure out how to just be “normal.” This topic, being so relatable to real world instances, enables Stephen King’s work to successfully grab the attention of potential readers.

Carrie’s story leaves readers with a sort of mixed emotion; one of pure terror, and one of sympathy for the heavily misunderstood and mistreated girl. We, the readers, are introduced to what to true outcome of bullying and abuse feels like on the victim, and thus we sympathize with the misread adolescent, despite her “weird” and “peculiar” behaviors in many given situations. We are able to once and for all understand the hardships Carrie had endured, and witness the true wrath of her power clash with her internal suffering.

ive seen the movie to this, its pretty fantastic. the book is pretty good too. there are actually a lot of remakes to the movie and book. about 4 each.

Jun 23, 2014
  • EragonShadeslayer rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I've heard a lot about Stephen King, and finally decided to read some of his books. His writing style is (sometimes a bit confusing) a little odd at times, but the story was good. It wasn't as much scary as just weird, and at times a bit unsettling, which I didn't really mind. I think its a little bit over hyped, but it is worth reading.

supposed to be a really good book but i cant read it since im oly 10:((((((((

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.

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

I read this in high school.

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.

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Sep 07, 2011
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Jul 05, 2011
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