Carrie - Stephen King


By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 1990-05-01
  • Genre: Horror
Score: 4.5
From 1,008 Ratings


Stephen King's legendary debut, the bestselling smash hit that put him on the map as one of America's favorite writers 
"Gory and horrifying. . . . You can't put it down." —Chicago Tribune
Unpopular at school and subjected to her mother's religious fanaticism at home, Carrie White does not have it easy. But while she may be picked on by her classmates, she has a gift she's kept secret since she was a little girl: she can move things with her mind. Doors lock. Candles fall. Her ability has been both a power and a problem. And when she finds herself the recipient of a sudden act of kindness, Carrie feels like she's finally been given a chance to be normal. She hopes that the nightmare of her classmates' vicious taunts is over . . . but an unexpected and cruel prank turns her gift into a weapon of horror so destructive that the town may never recover.


  • Perfect starter horror

    By Handsome Mikes
    Just scary enough to keep you on your toes great character depth and actually a pretty impressive character arch and carries mom is the perfect villain she’s so easy to hate very relatable story
  • Bad

    By odkdsikc
    This is stupid mediocre
  • Throwback gold

    By Am book reader
    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.
  • If you liked the movie, you’ll love the book!

    By ES the horror fan
    When it comes to the film adaptations of Stephen King’s debut novel, I loved the horror classic starring Sissy Spacek and TV movie remake, with Angela Bettis. Still, neither of them can top the book! The revenge scene at the prom is better, and more effective, in the movies; otherwise, the book is a terrifying, tragic tale of high school bullying and its repercussions that’s hard to beat!
  • Skip the Movies.

    By Ozcrome
    I can’t totally disparage the movies, especially the original. I, like so many others, enjoyed it very much. But as usual, it omitted so many points that are necessary to the plot and which only the book can reveal. If you are a fan of the movie, do yourself a favor and read the book soon.
  • Why the audio book like 5x more than this. (Smh)

    By Logan6sor
  • OMG

    By fluffy unicorn but
    Really good I read the sample and I really what to read the whole story but I can't
  • Horrorfying and sooo good!

    By DarthGabby
    I'm reading this book, I'm 7 years old, and it's amazing!!! One of my fav. Novels ever!
  • LOVED this book!

    By mjm11983
    I'm a huge King fan, and this was one of my favorites. Make sure to look up how King's wife Tabitha influenced him to write and finish Carrie. Very cool story.
  • A let down

    By Bored Freshman
    I'm not sure how to describe this book. It wasn't the worst thing I've read, but it wasn't the best either. Carrie is not something I would usually read, but I wanted to see the movie, so I committed myself to reading the book first. All of your feelings for Carrie are never fully determined. At first you pity her and then she makes you sick. The ultimate reason for reading a book is to get a reaction. However, I'm not sure I ever got one after reading this. It's such an odd novel with a good plot. My complaints with the novel were the boring news reports. I understand the point of having them, but most of the time I just skimmed through them. Also the ending didn't flow as well as the beginning. I finished Carrie in a day. It's a rather easy read for anyone who can get past the gore. I didn't find it very scary either, so it's very manageable. Over-all I recommend this book to anyone who's bored. I think everyone has to either read or see Carrie once. It's basically a classic.