By Stephen King

Carrie - Stephen King
  • Release Date: 2008-06-24
  • Genre: Horror
Score: 4.5
From 1,284 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY MARGARET ATWOOD •  Stephen King's legendary debut, the bestselling smash hit that put him on the map as one of America's favorite writers • In a world where bullies rule, one girl holds a secret power. Unpopular and tormented, Carrie White's life takes a terrifying turn when her hidden abilities become a weapon of horror.

"Stephen King’s first novel changed the trajectory of horror fiction forever. Fifty years later, authors say it’s still challenging and guiding the genre."  —Esquire

“A master storyteller.” —The Los Angeles Times • “Guaranteed to chill you.” —The New York Times • "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.


  • Classic

    By Readdds4Life
    Always a great read.
  • 👑Legendary👑

    By FIfA Player SD
    What can I say that hasn’t been said about Stephen King? I may be late to read his first novel, but Im just glad I did because it is a horror masterpiece and the style he uses makes it even better. Just what I love.
  • I would’ve had so much more respect if he would’ve just stopped after this…

    By Jim's Asus Laptop
    After this, it just all started to go downhill. I mean this was a good book, a better movie though, and imagine all the trees we would’ve saved if you would’ve just stopped writing after this.
  • 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.