5. Carrie by Stephen King
What It’s About: Carrie tells the story of Carrie White, a shy girl who discovers she has telekinetic powers. Raised by her ultra religious mother, Carrie struggles to fit in at school. All the girls make fun of her, especially Chris and Sue Snell. To make up for taunting Carrie, Sue encourages her boyfriend Tommy to take Carrie to the prom. Before the night ends however, Chris strikes again, and all Hell breaks lost at Chamberlain High School.
Why I Love It: For a first novel, Carrie is outstanding. I finished reading the story in one day. I was so engrossed. I loved how King use newspaper clippings, interviews and third person accounts to tell the story. It made it interesting to read. This style inspired one of my upcoming novels, “Devil’s Night.”
I am not a huge King fan, but I might read more of his books thanks to Carrie.