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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon - Stephen King
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
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On a six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, nine-year-old Trisha McFarland quickly tires of the constant bickering between her older brother, Pete, and her recently divorced mother. But when she wanders off by herself, and then tries to catch up by attempting a... show more
On a six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, nine-year-old Trisha McFarland quickly tires of the constant bickering between her older brother, Pete, and her recently divorced mother. But when she wanders off by herself, and then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut, she becomes lost in a wilderness maze full of peril and terror. As night falls, Trisha has only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, and only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fears. For solace she tunes her Walkman to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox baseball games and follows the gritty performances of her hero, relief pitcher Tom Gordon. And when her radio's reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with her -- protecting her from an all-too-real enemy who has left a trail of slaughtered animals and mangled trees in the dense, dark woods....
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781416524298 (1416524290)
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 264
Edition language: English
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TonyTalbot
TonyTalbot rated it
3.0 3/5: The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon, Stephen King
When nine year old Tricia McFarland steps off a hiking trail – mostly to ease her bladder, but more to escape the arguing of her brother and mother - she makes a mistake. When she doesn’t retrace her steps, she makes a bigger one. What follows is nine days of deprivation and rising terror…King says ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0 Woods Square
Lately, I've been applying the Bechdel test to books. It's actually quite sad how many of them fail. From a techincal standpoint, this book fails as well. But like Gravity, it is a story about survival with other characters making only brief appearances.Trisha is a young girl whose parents are divor...
Mike Finn - Audiobook Addict
Mike Finn - Audiobook Addict rated it
5.0 "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon" by Stephen King
Stephen King is always a great storyteller. He has a talent for the linking the things that make us most human to the things we most dread and making us care as much as we fear. During the course of his (usually long) books, he slowly lures us into the places where the supernatural is so close, we c...
The Lethal Librarian
The Lethal Librarian rated it
5.0 The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon: A Novel
Stephen King has the spectacular ability of taking our deep seated fears and turning them into our worst nightmares. With “The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon” he has done it again.Have you ever gone hiking and went off trail to do your business without your hiking companions knowing where you were or wh...
Quite the Wondering Selection
Quite the Wondering Selection rated it
4.0 The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
Pretty good. King is amazing in how he can pull something like hiking on the Appalachian Trail and turn it into something so dark and sinister. Very believable story of girl lost in the woods and getting worse, until she faces her fears.
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