Carrie by Stephen King


The story of misfit high-school girl, Carrie White, who gradually discovers that she has telekinetic powers. Repressed by a domineering, ultra-religious mother and tormented by her peers at school, her efforts to fit in lead to a dramatic confrontation during the senior prom.

I think you either loved this book or you hated it. I was one of the former. I liked it…

The book just needs freaky background music and I would’ve slept with the light on. (Actually I slept with the light on without the background music….)

Carrie White is a social outcast at school and to make things worse, she gets abused at home by her crazy mother. Because of an unfortunate (and very gross incident) in the bathrooms, a lot of girls in Carries class is punished for taunting her, by detention and the main bully is banned from prom and is suspended for three days. Making sure that the bully promises to take revenge on Carrie.

Meanwhile Carrie finds out that she has telekinetic powers, and learns how to keep them under control. With prom approaching, one of the girls that taunted Carrie convinces her handsome boyfriend, Tommy Ross, to ask Carrie to prom. Carries mom forbids Carrie from attending, but Carrie uses her powers to help stand up for herself.

Prom night is a huge fiasco and Carrie unleashes her telekinetic powers on the whole school after she is humiliated. Basically she kills everyone at the prom.

The writing was good, but not Stephen king’s usual. There where to many POV’s and at times I had to read and reread and reread again to make sure what is actually happening. The other thing that bothered me was that the book dragged on to long, it felt like the story should have ended in the middle but was still going on and on. This book is also a very good example (although a bit unrealistic) of why bullying should be addressed correctly and not just be swept under the rug.

Carrie was an interesting and entertaining read.

RATING: 3,5/5


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