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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

32 Ratings: 2.6
A book by Stephen King.

With a convincing mix of youthful optimism and world-weary resignation, reader Anne Heche adds resonance to this unabridged recording. Heche is especially effective as the 9-year-old heroine, Trisha McFarland, who makes a fateful decision during an afternoon … see full wiki

Author: Stephen King
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Pocket
Date Published: April 01, 1999
11 reviews about The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
review by . June 18, 2010
A fabulous book for all ages
    When I read The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon I got the feeling of helplessness, you know like the feeling you get when you see some one in trouble, and you can't do anything at all to help them. That's the kind of feeling you get in movies, or in this case books, where you wish you could just reach into the screen or page and lend a helping hand. But this is a good kind of helplessness, because it's a fantasy that is suppose to create these emotions in you.   …
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
Good story, kept me turning pages. Also got the 'pop-up" book.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Short novel, very hard to put down. You want there to be truth to the story, and at the same time, you don't.
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
One of his best books. This is about crisis driven problem solving by a young girl.
Quick Tip by . June 20, 2010
very interesting and scary.
review by . May 15, 2008
Pros: quick read, descriptive     Cons: none     The Bottom Line: The lunatic is_in_my head   You raise the_blade, you make the_change   You re-arrange me_till Im_sane   You lock the_door   And throw away_the key   Theres someone in_my head but its not_me.   ~ PinkFloyd     The one thing Stephen King is seldom recognized for is his ability to be a story teller. Granted, he writes …
review by . January 14, 2006
This is only the second book I've read by Stephen King. The only other book that I've read is "Carrie," and I have to admit that it nor this particular novel was very scary to me. However, King tells a great tale with his writing style. His is a very addictive style that gives you just enough (but seemingly never enough until the end) information that keeps you plugging along trying to figure out what is going on each tale.    In "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon," King's central …
review by . August 10, 2005
Pros: Plays on a very real idea and fear     Cons: So real that many wouldn't be afraid of it. Why a Red Sox player?     The Bottom Line: Now being lost in New York City - THAT would be scary!     It doesn’t take a whole lot to see where Stephen King’s sports loyalties lie while reading The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, does it? You know, Tom Gordon the Red Sox closing pitcher? And of course, there’s an unwritten law in Red Sox …
review by . November 25, 2003
King wrote an earlier book about a woman that was accidently chained to a bed in a log cabin (he's written so many that I forgot the name). In it the woman struggles to survive and escape from her bonds. While doing this she has time to examine her own life and realize a great deal about herself. Well in this book, instead of a woman we have a girl (Trisha) and instead of being chained to a bed, she is lost in the woods. While trying to survive and reach civilization, Trisha also examines her life …
review by . April 09, 2003
The young heroine of this story, a young girl lost in a very dank woods, is certainly admirable and strong and courageous, and we root for her.But the obstacles thrown in her path, while certainly dangerous, feel far too mundane to really get our blood racing. And King's fawning use of the Red Sox as a form of salvation and connection for the girl really doesn't work. Maybe if you're a fanatical Sox fan, but even then, I think the device is thin, at best.Once again, as King does from time to time, …
review by . May 12, 2000
Pros: Detailed, not scary, good character study     Cons: shorter book by King     I found this at the airport bookstore when I was traveling to Europe. I love Stephen King but didn't want anything too scary to read while on a plane. This was the perfect choice.      Not a typical King novel as it wasn't really scary or didn't deal with supernatural or creepy things. It's basically a story of a little girl who gets lost in the words and …
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