The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon - Stephen King

Review :

I first read this book in high school and I loved it just as much (if not more) this time around as I did back then. Although it's quite a short book, it manages to make me FEEL so much every time I read it.

I think a big part of why it resonates with me so much is that I'm someone who has an incredibly terrible sense of direction and one of my greatest fears is getting lost and not being able to find my way back. And this book brings that fear to life for me and makes me feel like I'm lost alongside Trisha.

I don't think I'd be as strong as her in the same situation though. She is one HELL of a fierce child, no matter how scared she is or how much she feels like giving up, she just keeps pushing past it and surviving. She is and always will be one of my favourite King characters.

I really love how the supernatural aspect is present but just kind of lingers on the edges, making you wonder if it's really there, just like Trisha finds herself doing. It really adds to the atmosphere of the story and makes it all that much more terrifying!

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