are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes,
they win.”- Stephen King
(Pocket, YA/Adult) is one of the first Stephen King books I read. The story is
about a young girl who uses her telekinetic powers to start a fire at her prom. The fire kills the high school classmates who have humiliated her and the
teachers who have stood by while she suffered.
there are many things about CARRIE that are troubling- a uber-religious lunatic
mother, school bullies, and being drenched in pig blood at prom- what drew my heaviest
sigh is Carrie's obliviousness to Sue's intent to be her friend until the
damage Carrie caused is irreversible. If Carrie knew Sue wanted her to go to
the prom with her boyfriend Tommy because Sue genuinely wanted to do something
nice for Carrie, I believe the ending of the story could've been different.
It is important for those who are drowning in loneliness and despair to know
Have you read CARRIE? If
you had telekinetic powers, what would you do with them?
Cynthia is a writer, a kidlit connoisseur, and a member of SCBWI. Born and raised in San Francisco, she currently lives in the Bay Area with her dear husband and children. Cynthia has a background in teaching English, pouncing on unsuspecting dessert tables, and waiting in line for book releases at midnight.