Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Carrie by Stephen King

The following post is taken directly from my hand-printed Reader's Journal. I will be sharing these reflections each week on the Rivera Runs Through It blog. The date at the end of each post is the date of the original writing, which is typically the date I completed the book. The reflections are short, but represent my initial reactions to a book, a brief summary of the book or the questions it raised for me at the time. I hope you enjoy this segment in my blog and feel free to comment on what you read here.

Carrie by Stephen King
A frightening tale of a girl who would be bullied no more. As a Stephen King fan, I was not surprised that I was completely immersed from page one. I, personally, found Carrie's mother more frightening than Carrie herself. I was, at first, confused by this book on a student reading list, but perhaps it gives insight to those who create painful school times for students like Carrie.

Dated: 08/21/02

I have gained a greater understanding of reading lists since reading this book, but at the time I only had my own experience (catholic school) to compare it to.
Do you have a perception of what types of books should be on student reading lists?
Was Carrie, or any book like it, on your student reading lists?

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