The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 1999
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A portable radio helps a girl survive after she is lost in the woods of New England. During her nine-day ordeal, Trisha McFarland fights thirst, wasps and the terrors of the night, all the while keeping up her spirits by listening to music and baseball games.
Publisher: [New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 1999
ISBN: 9780743595803
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eAudiobook


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Nov 30, 2016

Disclaimer: I listened to this as an audiobook, mostly while driving home from work in pitch black in a largely wooded area. Ambiance.

Man, this was a ride. I go back and forth with my opinion on King's writing style. For the most part, I prefer his short stories. This is the first novel of his I really fell in love with. The characterization of a nine year old girl was fantastic and I loved the idea that her "imaginary friend" was in the form of her puppy crush, which was absolutely adorable. That said, the hopelessness of being a little girl (albeit "tall for her age") lost in the woods, left to her own devices, to be so deeply terrifying and had a well-paced intensity.

On the ending (SPOILER FREE) I wanted more of an epilogue with the story, but I'm content with how everything played out. I think this is a good "starter" King book for those not looking for hair-raising horror tales, but don't expect his others to have a relatively positive ending.

mayfairlady Mar 14, 2011

a bit of a stretch... the voice of the 9 year old is not quite believable in this situation


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