Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Girl who loved Tom Gordon Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages Publisher: Pocket Books; First Printing edition (February 1, 2000) Language: English ISBN-10: 0671042858 ISBN-13: 978-0671042851 Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.7 x 6.8 inches Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1,038 customer reviews) Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #42 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense > Supernatural > Psychics Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price? The acclaimed #1 New York Times and undisputed King of Horror Stephen King offers a frightening suspense novel about a young girl who becomes lost in the woods as night falls. On a six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, nine-year-old Trisha McFarland quickly tires of the constant bickering between her older brother, Pete, and her recently divorced mother. But when she wanders off by herself, and then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut, she becomes lost in a wilderness maze full of peril and terror. As night falls, Trisha has only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, and only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fears. For solace she tunes her Walkman to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox baseball games and follows the gritty performances of her hero, relief pitcher Tom Gordon. And when her radio’s reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with her—protecting her from an all-too-real enemy who has left a trail of slaughtered animals and mangled trees in the dense, dark woods… My review As any SK lover will tell you finding a quick read written by this author is near impossible. This author has short stories that average the length of an average Indie author book! This however, even if it is a full length novel is a very short read by SK standards. We have a 9 year old girl, big for her age whom gets lost in the woods. 99% of this book has absolutely nothing to do with anything paranormal. Still it may be one of the scariest books I have read in forever. The pace, the little girl. The sub plot. Everything here works to create a perfect storm! I read a paperback copy of this book! It may have added to my overall enjoyment. WaAr

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