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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.
Publisher: New York :, Anchor Books, a division of Random House LLC,, 2013.
Edition: First Anchor books trade paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©2012, ©1974
ISBN: 9780345806819
Branch Call Number: FIC KING
Characteristics: 305 pages ; 21 cm


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Apr 20, 2021

I love scary books, so ‘Carrie’ was right up my alley. It’s one of my favorite Stephen King books and it is also a movie! Stephen King does a great job (as usual) of communicating the character’s emotions with the readers and I loved the way he has the book take place in two different times, as it adds drama and surprises. ‘Carrie’ wasn’t suspenseful, but it had its own way of making of inducing shivers.I would recommend this book to people who like Stephen King and those who like books that are scary but won’t make you check your shoulder when you’re walking upstairs out of your basement for the rest of your life. Rating: 5/5 stars.
@QuizzicalKiwi1806 of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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

Nov 22, 2020

If you like detailed descriptions then this book is for you.

Jun 20, 2020

I avoided King forever but now love it. I think he's a really good writer. I thought the characters names were amusing and there are a lot of odd ball references throughout.

Nov 18, 2019

Well all I have to say is this is another one of Stephen Kings masterpieces. An intriguing beginning with many more horrific events to come. This is a book that is relatable if something embarrassing has ever happened to you. Carrie is bullied by her peers and eventually snaps. She lashes out and in comes the Stephen's horrific twist.

I would defiantly recommend this book to anybody who has enjoyed previous Stephen King books or is looking for something scary to read.

Aug 23, 2019

Good concept. You can tell that it's one of King's earlier works because the writing is a little choppy. Worth reading though.

Mar 31, 2019

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

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.

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“Sorry is the KoolAid of human emotions.”
― Stephen King, Carrie

Nov 22, 2020

“True sorrow is as rare as true love.”
― Stephen King, Carrie

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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