Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Girl Who loved Tom Gordon

First, I apologize for not getting the Life Sentences discussion post up.  It's on my to do list.  I've had a crazy busy last two weeks at work and at home.  But, I do apologize. 

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon was my first Stephen King book and I wasn't impressed.  We picked it to read because it was October and some wanted a spooky/scary story and they thought we should try Stephen King (new to us all) and it was relatively short.  Great way to pick a book, right?

Well, it was short and it wasn't spooky or scary and there was lots of detail.  Nine-year-old Patricia gets lost in the woods while hiking the Applachian Trail with her mom and brother.  I would get frustrated because she was nine and sometimes did very nine year old things and other times couldn't possibly have been that mature.  And other times I had to keep reminding myself that she was nine and that's why she did dumb things.

We all agreed it was pretty meh to us but would still like to try another King novel, possibly when we all have more time to read!

I think the most frustrating part was the end.  There is this thing lurking the whole book and then when she comes face to face with this thing, it's like, really? That's all.  Pretty much wanted King to go big or go home.  Eh. 

Oh and for my Sox fans, the main character is obsessed with Tom Gordon the Red Sox relief pitcher.

Description: Nine-year-old Trisha McFarland strays from the path while she and her recently divorced mother and brother take a hike along a branch of the Appalachian Trail. Lost for days, wandering farther and farther astray, Trisha has only her portable radio for comfort. A huge fan of Tom Gordon, a Boston Red Sox relief pitcher, she listens to baseball games and fantasizes that her hero will save her. Nature isn't her only adversary, though - something dangerous may be tracking Trisha through the dark woods.

Have you read any Stephen King books?

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