Book Review: Carrie By Stephen King


A modern classic, Carrie introduced a distinctive new voice in American fiction — Stephen King. The story of misunderstood high school girl Carrie White, her extraordinary telekinetic powers, and her violent rampage of revenge, remains one of the most barrier-breaking and shocking novels of all time.

Make a date with terror and live the nightmare that is…Carrie


I must have seen the film adaptation but I barely remember it so it was interesting to go into this not knowing too much. I always find the books have more detail. However what I do remember is that Carrie is a skinny stick whereas in the novels she’s large currently?

Anyway, Carrie is a teenager, unpopular and friendless. She discovers she has these Telekinetic powers which torments her as she can’t control them fully. It also tells the views from one of the bullies, Sue.

Oh how horrible it is to be a teenager, even worse if your an adult who is still jealous of others!

King as always did not disappoint. I enjoyed the way he blended 1st person narration with newspaper clippings, articles, others views and other documents which unveils what happens before, after and during the horrible events in Maine.

We got a deep insight into the mother. If you are ever curious as to how a person is, have a look at their parents. They have similar qualities usually. The mother of Carrie White is a nut job. There is no nice way to put it. She’s a religious freak who sinned herself. What’s with selfish mothers wanting to kill their children before their born if you purposely got pregnant?

Overall, King does an excellent job showcasing all angles therefore there is no flaws whatsoever with this one.

5/5 Stars


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