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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
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Feb 23, 2011

really liked it
Read in February, 2011

Usually I'm not a big fan of Stephen King - he's a great writer but I usually not into his "weird" stuff. I saw a review online of this book that convinced me to give it a try and boy am I glad I did. The book is about a little nine-year-old girl (Trish) who loves baseball and especially loves Tom Gordon of the Red Sox. Now those two things would usually turn me off at the get-go but the way Stephen King writes in the voice of this spunky, funny little girl is one of the things that kept me turning the pages instead of going to sleep at night!! Trish ends up getting lost in the woods and the author keeps you constantly wondering what's going to happen to her, even when you're not reading the book!! This also takes place on the Appalachian trail - one of my favorite places (we enjoyed it in Tennessee - this takes place in Maine). I could really picture every part of her journey thanks to the author's amazing ability to paint it perfectly. I don't know if I would re-read this or not as I usually don't re-read many books at all, but I wouldn't mind having it on my shelf in case I ever decided to. Loved it!!

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message 1: by Sara (new)

Sara My mom loved this book too! I have been unsure about reading it because it's Stephen King and usually his books aren't the sort of thing I like... but perhaps I will have to read this one, now that I've seen two good reviews of it!

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