Carrie - Stephen King


By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 1990-05-01
  • Genre: Horror
Score: 4.5
From 1,139 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.


  • Loved it

    By loganessmoma
    Amazing book.
  • Carrie

    By jackiejacktorrance
    Fantastic read! Very recommended for high school horror fans, you will not be able to put it down! Can’t believe this is King’s first work, it’s absolutely amazing in every way.
  • Bittersweet

    By maxxdeckard
    I found it way better than any movie depiction. It was very heartbreaking because it reminds me of the bullying I endured as a child into my teen years. I felt relief for her in the very end. Wonderfully written.
  • A classic

    By Fink Canner
    Amazing, well-written book from King. Would definitely recommend for fans of the horror genre or of Kings’ previous work.
  • A solid book.

    By 6)7$8&9@
    The book had a really strong beginning, a good middle and the end was alright. I feel like most Stephen King books have a good beginning and middle then the end wanes a little bit, but overall it was a really fun read, I would recommend it.
  • 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
  • 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