Review | Carrie by Stephen King

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“High school isn’t a very important place. When you’re going you think it’s a big deal, but when it’s over nobody really thinks it was great unless they’re beered up.” 4/5 stars!

Attention! This book contains: telekinesis, pigs, prom dresses, closets, crucifixes, fires, explosions, sewing machines, sharp knives, bibles, rain of rocks and a lot of blood.

I haven’t read a lot of Stephen King’s books, but from what I saw I think he is one of those authors that either makes really good books or terrible books. I read Elevation and gave it one star – and trust me, it takes a lot for me to rate a book with one star -, and now I read Carrie and I actually thought it was really good. I was curious to read the book because I saw the most recent movie adaptation with Chloë Moretz and I thought the concept was interesting. Also, I want to read more classics and cult favorites so I thought this would be a great starting point.

I thought the book and movie versions had some noticeable differences, even though the main scenes were very similar. I’m not sure, but I think in the movie version her mother died in a different way… but I can’t remember for sure, to be honest. One thing I really liked about the book was how the author incorporated news and interviews that occurred after what happened, while he told Carrie’s story. The story is so heartbreaking and I felt so bad for Carrie, I just wanted to give the poor girl a hug and be her friend. The bullying was terrible and too much for anyone to handle, especially in that shower scene.

I also love that the book has a deeper meaning. You can sense the strong feeling of wanting to belong and to fit in with peers. And that comes not only from our main character Carrie, but also from her colleagues.

If you don’t like blood or if it makes you uncomfortable, this is not the book for you! This is more of a gore-horror kind of book, so be aware that there is a lot of blood in a lot of scenes. 

Oh, and did I mention I read it in one sitting? I have to give another opportunity to Stephen King.

xoxo, Neide

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