Jan 282011

Call me naive but I thought Stephen King’s first novel would be more polished than it was. Granted, it started out as a short story for him and his supportive wife encouraged him to expand it’s content, but I expected chapter breaks at the very least.

Don’t get me wrong, this was an amazing story about an abused girl who struggles with a religious fanatic at home and typically misguided teenagers. She finds her strength which is driven by her weakness and takes charge of the situation in a way that may not be to every reader’s liking.

The basis of Carrie was pure Stephen King at it’s very beginning and I absolutely respect a novelist for starting at such a platform and rising as high as he has and continues to.

King has come along way but the essence of Carrie seems to resonate in all of his works. I’m very glad I read this finally and recommend you do, too.

Thanks for reading,

Sarah Butland

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