Carrie

Carrie

Book - 1974
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Stephen King's legendary debut, about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates.

Carrie White may be picked on by her classmates, but she has a gift. She can move things with her mind. Doors lock. Candles fall. This is her power and her problem. Then, an act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious taunts of her classmates, offers Carrie a chance to be a normal...until an unexpected cruelty turns her gift into a weapon of horror and destruction that no one will ever forget.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1974
ISBN: 9780307743664
9780345805874
9780671039721
0671039725
9780452267190
0452267196
9780385086950
0385086954
Branch Call Number: KING
Characteristics: 181 p

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 17, 2017

Stephen King’s novel Carrie is an extraordinary book about a young sixteen-year-old girl who was sheltered by her overly religious mother and finds out that she got her first period in the girl’s shower room. After she is humiliated by the other girls in the shower room, she finds out that she has telekinetic powers. The whole story is revolved around Carrie experimenting with her telekinetic powers and slowly plotting her revenge against the ones who tormented her. This book is told in third person omniscient but is from the perspectives of all involved characters. Carrie is not your typical horror story, but I’m sure that this book is bone-chilling and edge-of-the-seat interesting. I give this book a 4/5 star rating. I recommend this book for readers ages 16 and up as there is mature content.
- @ilovefood of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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R2_D
Jul 24, 2017

Aside from the fact that Carrie is one of my favorite books, the woman doing this recording has a great vocal range and manages to do distinct voices for different characters really well. Plus, the introduction is read by Stephen King himself.

First Stephan King audio book I have listened to so far. I completely fell in love with his style! This story had its twists and turns with many disturbing mind blowing disturbing parts, but it was full of great details. King did an amazing job writing this book from a females point of view. A classic book about being supernatural, in my opinion - much better than both movies made from the book.

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thefamilycar
Mar 23, 2017

I downloaded the audiobook, but it won't work unfortunately

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CARL SANDER COHEN
Jan 22, 2017

I personally love Stephen kings writeing style he always leads u in the wrong direction and that's cool as hell to me

bisma1990 Aug 17, 2016

This was one of the most terrifying and gruesome books I have read. Stephen King was very direct and straight forward in his writing and a reader would be able to see themselves in the characters place.

morrisonist Jun 11, 2016

are Christians really that much against women? her mother punished her for having monthly issues, but don't all post adolescent girls have them? and it seemed as if carrie were just going from bad to worse. it is like the fall of annakin skywalker in a girl's shower room. absolutely sick and poorly written

CMLibrary_akeller May 02, 2016

This was my second stephen king book and it just didn't do it for me. The first half was really good, but the second half just went downhill in my opinion.

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fantasticone
Mar 07, 2016

I am not teasing anyone...

Who is teasing who??

If you dream about her coming to your house

What does that mean??

Curious minds want to know??

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xBunnyCouturex
Jan 07, 2016

My favourite Stephen King book and movie. Read it a few times in highschool. Poor Carrie, you just feel for her throughout the whole story.

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"There all going to laugh at you."

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Jul 13, 2016

Jesus watched from the wall, but his face is cold as stone. And if he loves me, as she tells me, why do I feel so all alone?

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