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Firestarter by Stephen King
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Dec 07, 2011

it was amazing
Read in December, 2011

This is a suspenseful novel crammed with conflict, one right after the other. Luckily, it has been so long since I've seen the movie that I didn't remember a whole lot of it as I read. During his college years, Andy participates in a scientific study for a little extra cash. He comes out with much more than he bargained for. He falls in love and marries one of the other participants in the study. Since the experiment, Andy has the ability to get inside a person's mind and change the way they think. The ability comes with a terrible price, though. He also ocassionally gets strong premonitions of future events. His wife has the ability to move objects across the room using only her mind, but it only works sometimes. Her ability isn't nearly as strong as Andy's. They have a child together, and the child is born with an altogether different ability. She has the ability to create fires with her mind. Once she uses this ability, it seems to take on it's own agenda. She isn't able to contol it, so often the fires get out of hand. It also seems to surface on it's own when she becomes extremely emotional. The government has been watching this family for years, and they decide the child could be very beneficial to them. One day, Andy returns home to his wife murdered and his daughter kidnapped. The adventure begins, grabs you by the hand, and pulls you through to the very last page. Stephen King has done it again!

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