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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is a book written by Stephen King for his son, Owen, who loves playing baseball. The 1st time I heard the title, I thought it was gonna be something like Misery, an obsessed fans…but I was wrong, it was about a girl who got lost and tried to survive in the forest.

Patricia McFarland (Trisha) lived with her mother and her brother, Pete. Their parents had been divorced for a few years. Pete hated their new place. He kept on saying that he wanted to live with his dad, this attitude of his caused a never ending debate between Pete and Their mother. Trisha tried to be the middle person…and it didn’t work.

One day, Quilla (their mother) took them for a hiking on The Appalachian Trail. And as always, Pete and Quilla kept on debating along the way, they seemed not to forget about Trisha. Trisha tried telling them that she needed to take a pee but they didn’t listen to her…so Trisha decided to leave them alone and walked to side to find a safe place to pee. But, her safe place caused her to lose her way back to the road.

She tried to survive in the forest by doing the basic things she knew about survival. She tried following rivers, because rivers always led to civilization…or so they said! Being cut off the world could easily break anyone’s spirit, the one thing that kept her sanity was her walkman. She survived mentally by listening to Red Sox Games and imagining that Tom Gordon, her favorite baseball player who wore number 36, is walking along with her.

In the dark, a dark creature was spying on her and marking her as it’s pray. The creature left dead animals and scratched tree as its mark. Can Trisha be found? Can Trisha survive from the forest and that creature? That’s something you have to read it for yourself.

This is my 1st King’s book on a single character story, I said single character because the whole book is only about Trisha. For me, this book is unlike most King’s books…Why?? Because the story is not as complex as his other books, not as cruel as usual, and not as captivating as usual. I won’t say that I didn’t like…I just said, It’s not like him!!!

I felt like reading Goosebumps in a more detail way. I don’t know if Goosebumps series is still exist, but I still remembered that series, thriller for kids. The stories were short and lack of detail. TGWLTG is somehow felt like one of the story in that series, but in a more detail way.

It was fun reading it but it wasn’t something I am going to read again one day.
I rated this book with 3 stars out of 5 (I liked it)

I am using this review for my 1st book on Thriller and Suspense Challenge 2010

About Novroz

I actively maintained 2 blogs. My personal blog is about things that I love: Turtles, Books, Movies, Music, Larc en Ciel, Muse, Cillian Murphy, The Mighty Boosh and many more. I also help my 3 super cute turtles, Kroten, Papoe and Kurome, to maintain their own blog: http://kamekroten.wordpress.com

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