Carrie - Stephen King


By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 1990-05-01
  • Genre: Horror
Score: 4.5
From 1,190 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.


  • Excellent

    By Dblskoop
    Excellent - one of King’s best - short but riveting - wow
  • Carrie

    By #Dungda8
    Great novel. However heartbreaking and especially sad at the end. Plenty of tension throughout, and despite its length it proves to have better development than longer novels.
  • 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
  • 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.