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Carrie by Stephen King is the horror author’s debut novel and revolves around Carrie White, a teenage girl with the ability to move things with her mind but is bullied by her peers and abused by her incredibly religious mother. It is a fairly short book and incredibly heartbreaking. I read this in my first year of high school and have had the urge to reread it because I was only fourteen-years-old when I read it and my views on books have changed. However, whenever I look back on the book it was pretty okay. It being is first novel, I would say it is his least best however it is also a start to his writing career, and that fact I can get behind. 3/5 Stars. @SeraphinaWilliams of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board
I read this book for a popular fiction class. I admit it was the first Stephen King book I read and I enjoyed it! It was harsh and totally unrealistic but interesting. I found that I enjoy Stephen Kings writing style and that he is able to develop characters and plot without going onto an insane about of detail. overall, I understand why this is a popular book and Stephen King a popular writer.
I've never been that interested in reading Stephen King, but @LPL_LeahN convinced me he is an author to pay attention to. She is totally right! This book is SO COMPELLING. I gobbled it up in a day and a half, and immediately put more Stephen King books on hold. Read Carrie if you want some classic King and see what all the fuss is about.
A fun little novel that really knows how to turn up the weird/creep factor. Not much to complain about, except that the story flow is rather disjointed, but i personally think that adds to it's character. Sympathetic protagonist, deliciously over the top antagonists, this is definitely worth a look.
I started reading Stephen King in junior high. Now that I'm older and have decided to read some of his older books again, I notice things I didn't before. Carrie, for example, strikes me now as an immensely sad story. Perhaps it's because I've read scarier or more disturbing books in the two decades since I first read it, but King's first novel doesn't give me the creeps the way some of his others do. It's not my favorite of his, but it's a solid first effort.
Carrie is about a young teenage girl who has a hard life. Her mother is a crazy women who believes the whole world is a sin. She tells Carrie horrible things that make her feel afraid. When she goes to school she gets bullied by the girls at the school. Everyone will regret it. The review I will give is a 5 out of 5. It's a good book. There are really intense scenes that make you feel like you are there with the characters . I recommend this book because if you like horror and suspense the book will be for you. This book is a little harsh for younger kids ,So it’s for a mature audience
it was a good read. for me. it got a little slow after the climax of the story but still an overall good book.
This novel shows that there is more to someone than their outward appearance and that there are consequences to how people treat others.
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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
I personally love Stephen kings writeing style he always leads u in the wrong direction and that's cool as hell to me
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.
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
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.
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.
This book was awesome. It was
scary and fun! But I also felt
sorry for Carrie.She was picked
on by her cruel classmates.
then she snapped. Reading this
book gave me a variety of
" Steve King is a fantastic writer!" Review submitted by Melissa Edwin for the Minecraft Book Review Raffle.
The universal story of trying to fit in during high school and struggling socially. Horror and drama at its best.
“Carrie” is a dark horror novel by Stephen King. It follows the life of high school senior Carrietta “Carrie” White, who lives in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine. Carrie lives with her extremely religious and abusive mother. To make matters worse her classmates at school are not fans of hers and tend to subject her to bullying. After getting her first period after gym class, Carrie is taunted by her peers for not understanding what is happening or knowing what to do. The event sets the tone of the novel. Later, as the novel progresses, Carrie discovers she is telekinetic (she can move objects with her mind) and gains a possible friend, Sue. However, everything goes downhill at the school prom, where another girl, bitter about receiving detention for taunting Carrie, pulls a prank that ends with a town-wide disaster.
“Carrie” is an interesting read but it contains many long unnecessary segments that do nothing for the story and simply increase the length of the novel. Other than these parts, the book is entertaining and creative. The characters are all believable, and are all unique. Readers will find that they sympathize with Carrie, and will spend the novel rooting for her and hoping that she ends up happy. The setting of the story carries the plot, adding to it opposed to taking away from it, and helps the story to feel as though it is a recount of actual events.
Overall, this novel is an alright read. The author of this review recommends it, as it is a good pleasure read. “Carrie” is not a suitable essay book or for a ‘book talk’, as there are no real hidden meanings contained within the text. The author of this review believes the book to be suitable for ages fourteen and up, due to adult themes and horror content.
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.
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.
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.