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Publisher Description

From international bestseller Stephen King, a classic story that engages our emotions on the most primal level, a fairy tale grimmer than Grimm but aglow with a girl’s indomitable spirit.

What if the woods were full of them? And of course they were, the woods were full of everything you didn’t like, everything you were afraid of and instinctively loathed, everything that tried to overwhelm you with nasty, no-brain panic.

The brochure promised a “moderate-to-difficult” six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, where nine-year-old Trisha McFarland was to spend Saturday with her older brother Pete and her recently divorced mother. When she wanders off to escape their constant bickering, then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut through the woods, Trisha strays deeper into a wilderness full of peril and terror. Especially when night falls.

Trisha has only her wits for navigation, only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fear. For solace she tunes her Walkman to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox games and the gritty performances of her hero, number thirty-six, relief pitcher Tom Gordon. And when her radio’s reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with her—her key to surviving an enemy known only by the slaughtered animals and mangled trees in its wake.

Mysteries & Thrillers
July 15

Customer Reviews

YouthPastorDougy ,

A short read but a great one! Classic King!

This one will always hold a place near and dear to my heart. I graduated high school the year it came out and thoroughly enjoyed the read! Here I am at 40 years old and it’s still one of my favorites by S.K.

ES the horror fan ,

A truly frightening hike through the woods!

Understandably, the New York Times called this book: “Frightening... feverish terror!” This chilling tale of Trisha McFarland, a nine-year-old girl who becomes lost in the woods while hiking with her single mother and older brother, is captivating from the beginning! I liked Trisha right away and, when she got lost in that huge, intimidating forest, I was rooting for her every step of the way, which was easy because King characterized her as such a courageous little girl who refused to give up, regardless of how hopeless her situation sometimes seemed. I always love Stephen King for his horror stories, which is exactly what this book is, but it’s also much more! It’s a story of bravery, hope, and strength in the face of impossible odds! Bravo, Stephen King! Bravo!👏 👍🏻👍🏻

vinnibob ,

A great summer tale

While not on par with spine-tingling works like It and Desperation, The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon stands out for its realism that morphs into surrealism. Parents everywhere will admit this story is a nightmare for them that will haunt them on their next walk in the woods with the kiddos.

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