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In one way or another, everybody abused Carrie. This sixteen-year-old misfit was forbidden everything that was young and fun by her fanatical mother. She was teased and taunted by her classmates, misunderstood by her teachers, and given up as hopeless by almost everyone. But Carrie had a secret: She possessed terrifying telekinetic powers that could make inanimate objects move, a lighted candle fall, or a door lock. Carrie could make all kinds of startling bizarre, and malevolent things happen.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1974
ISBN: 9780385528832
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 181 p. ; 25 cm


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The story of young Carrie—King's first novel—is truly horrific and agonizing. The book is very different (and much better) than the film versions. ArapahoeJeremiah

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ArapahoeKati Jan 03, 2018

First published in 1974.

The story of young Carrie -- King's first novel -- is truly horrific and agonizing. The book is very different (and much better) than the film versions.

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Oct 29, 2018

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.

LPL_KimberlyL Oct 10, 2018

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.

Sep 30, 2018

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.

DBRL_MattS May 09, 2018

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.

Mar 28, 2018

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

Jan 16, 2018

it was a good read. for me. it got a little slow after the climax of the story but still an overall good book.

Oct 23, 2017

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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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

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.

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