Stephen King's legendary debut, about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates.
Carrie White may be picked on by her classmates, but she has a gift. She can move things with her mind. Doors lock. Candles fall. This is her power and her problem. Then, an act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious taunts of her classmates, offers Carrie a chance to be a normal...until an unexpected cruelty turns her gift into a weapon of horror and destruction that no one will ever forget.
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I’d seen the movie but never read this particular King book. A delightful way to spend a rainy afternoon in sunny Florida. Highly recommend the book even if you’ve seen the movie...way better.
King at his best
Carrie, King's earliest book, is told through flashbacks and news reports, detailing a bullied teenage girl who snaps when she's had enough, and we learn whatever she is, she's not normal. It's a bitter-sweet horror story that reigns classic King.
I couldn't put Carrie down! Great story, great writing, just great! Looking forward to reading more by Stephen King.