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Short Description for Carrie King's #1 bestseller about a shy teenage girl who's bullied at school--but whose secret power allows her to exact revenge on her tormentors at prom.
- Published: 01 September 2011
- Format: Paperback 304 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780307743664 ISBN 10: 0307743667
- Sales rank: 2,215
Reviews for Carrie
- Top review
Praise for Carrie - King's first published novel and his first 'big screen' credit - led to King becoming one of the worlds' most prolific writers. Like many of King's works, Carrie involves more of the supernatural than pure horror (for which he seems to be more commonly, but erroneously, known).
Leading an extremely sheltered life dominated by her highly religious and controlling mother, Carrie was a shy student often teased. The trauma of experiencing her first period in the showers after gym class (and the ruthless teasing), triggered in Carrie a previously hidden power of telekinesis. The story builds to the prom night finale, when Carrie reeks revenge ... on just about everyone.
King aims to add a sense of realism to the plot by including newspaper clippings within the story. Perhaps events similar to those of prom night could happen in your town?
Like for most of King's writing, seeing the movie is no substitute for reading the book; Kings' works rarely make for good film.
While far from being a literary 'classic', Carrie is a must read for lovers of the genre. by Andrew Statham