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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (Large Print)
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon - Large Print
Author: Stephen King
ISBN-13: 9780783886404
ISBN-10: 0783886403
Publication Date: 1/2001
Pages: 261
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Book Type: Paperback
Large Print: Yes
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Helpful Score: 11
As if you weren't already scared of getting lost in the woods... King brings an excellent thriller that shows that most fear is all in our heads.
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I enjoyed this book; it's not quite the normal Stephen King book where you have to keep the lights on for the next five years, but it is a good psychological thriller about a little girl lost in the wilderness and her using her baseball hero as a fantasy bodyguard to help find her way out.
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Helpful Score: 9
considering my 2 favorite hobbies are hiking in maine and new hampshire, and rooting for the boston red sox, how could i not love this book? though i am glad that i read it in the comfort of my living room - not a book i recommend as trail reading!
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Helpful Score: 8
I really enjoyed my first Stephen King book. The main character, Trisha appealed to me for a few reasons. She is smart, resilient and exceptionally mature for her age and King render her believable: she makes critical mistakes and she at times unravels. Not all nine-year-olds could have survived, but King convinced me Trisha could.

Im not a baseball fan but I truly could relate to why it mattered to Trisha, and I was glad she was the fan she was because the principles of the game, and the combination of her fantasy interactions with Gordon as well as the traits he embodied for her: patience, stillness and clarity of mind, carried her through, and I desperately wanted her to make it through.

I really liked how King developed and used the beast. I was never quite sure if it was real or supernatural or both. And their eventual confrontation is the perfect climax. It is surreal. I literally felt as if I were watching it in slow motion, in a dream-like sequence.

The fact that this book isn't like Kings typical work is likely what appeals to me. I've never read him because while I have enjoyed a few of the movies, Ive never enjoyed them enough to want to experience them in book form. This book had just enough suspense for me, stellar writing and good pacing. For me this is pitch perfect. I'm considering reading more by Stephen King
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Helpful Score: 5
This is my all time favorite Stephen King book. When I started reading it I couldn't put it down untill I finished it. This is a really good book that keeps you on edge.
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Helpful Score: 5
I wasn't sure if I'd like this, honestly. It just didn't appeal to me as much as most of his other stuff does when I hear about it. I'm glad I finally got around to reading it though, it's a really good story. I certainly wouldn't call it horror, more like thriller lite.
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A good one, something like Gerald's Game, but unusual for King
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This book was so enjoyable, first King novel i've read in a long time..pulled me in for the ride from first page and took me away until the very last page.This is King at one of his most creative moments in my opinion,definately not as "out there" as most of his novels. Just good old fashioned panic at the thought of ,what it would feel like to be in this situation..a must read.
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I LOVED this book. I could not put it down. I really cared about Tricia and just wanted to cry. Well written and moving. Really makes you wonder how you would survive in this situation.
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Not one of his best.
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This is a short book. This book was nothing in the way of a horror; there wasn't any scary twists or turns. It's just the journey of a little girl and her mind. Defiantly not the unusual when it comes to my fav. Stephen King. Sad to say but it was a bit of a let down. When you hear Stephen King you think bloodcurdling, chilling, creepy, hair-raising, horrendous, horrifying, intimidating, shocking, spine-chilling, spooky, unnerving frightening, terrifying. THINK THAT SUM IT UP? All in all it was a good book just not the expected horror affiliated with the name.
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Another suspensful King.
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very compelling ... a quick and entertaining read
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Eerie story of a little girl lost in woods.
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Girl gets lost in the woods, imagines a baseball player is with her. Not too much of a story here.
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Little girl lost in the woods and frightened from her own mind. Scary. Not one of my favorite King books, but it's a short read and worth the time.
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Very suspensful, you will stay clear of the woods after reading this one.
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King hits another homer with his character development and rare ability to transfer the reader into the action and the mind of the protagonist
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This is the first and only King novel I have successfully completed. It is shorter than a majority of his books. It was also geared towards a young adult crowd. It's a really good story, and it's worth reading, even if you're a die hard King fan. I bought the pop-up book for the novel as well, and still find it to be enjoyable.
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Awsome! I was surprised when I found this book in a Goodwill!! Didnt know it was even made! The pictures are STUNNING and the reading is easy! A must for any Stephen King Fan!!
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When I say Stephen in my house - everyone knows i mean King. We are on first name basis here, he just doesn't know it. Everything he has written i have read. This is one of his better books. He has written a few i wasn't as fond of, but this i'd read again.
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the author says it all. This one is easy to read, not my favorite but a good book none the less and worth the read.
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Not his best, but worth a read.
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EXCELLENT KING I READ THIS BOOK IN TWO NIGHTS
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I'm not a huge Stephen King fan - not crazy about scary books - so I almost didn't read this one. I'm not even sure how it got on my bookshelf. But when I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. It's a story of survival - a little girl lost in the woods for days with only a walkman, a tuna sandwich, some chips, a bottle of water, and an amazing imagination. When her physical strength is all but gone, her imagination takes over, providing her hero, Red Sox pitcher, Tom Gordon, as an escort to safety. That is, until the "God of the Lost," who has stalked her throughout her dangerous journey, steps out of the woods to claim her.
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Not a huge Stephen King fan, but really liked this story.
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A nine-year-old girl's obsession with baseball player Tom Gordon helps her overcome a dangerous journey. Must-read for Stephen King addicts :).
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Interesting adventure story. Enjoyed it!
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I loved how each chapter was the title of what happens in a major league baseball game.
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not one of my favorite Stephen King books but still a good read. Suspensful and fast.
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Quick read....not scary though.
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this book was alright. the end to me was a little bit disappointing,other then that it was a good fast read.
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I really enjoyed this book. Made me scared to go out into the wilderness alone! (:
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Very different from his other books. I could not put this one down.
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This is the least gory of Stephen King's books that I've read. For those who want just a little horrer, this is a great way to start with Steven King. 262 pages.
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so diffrent from any other stephen king book i couln't put it down and i garauntee you won't be able to either enjoy this book i know i did.
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Not one of King's best. I couldn't get into the book because I felt the premise was flawed from the beginning. Still, it's a King, so worth a read.
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This book kept my interest from beginning to end
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I liked the story even if it did tend to go on and on. By the end, I was rooting for the little girl. Typical Stephen King.
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Nine year old girl wanders off from her fighting, dysfuntonal family and escapes into the world of baseball and her hero-Tom Gordon...all w/King's twists. OK
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This was a great book! Each chapter is an "inning". Could not put it down!
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This is a great example of the struggle we all go through in life, whether it be life threatening or not.
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a little confusing. good fast read though
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I loved this book. It was quite the change of pace from normal King, but I enjoyed it none the less. A quick and intense read, I could hardly put it down!
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Not one of my favorite King books, but it was a quick and easy read.
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Easy read. Really liked the story
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Very atmospheric and subtle.
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Another good read by a great author!!
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It was okay. I almost gave up on it, but it was an "okay" read.
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Not the "usual" S.King story. I really liked this one. There were some creepy parts, but nothing exceedingly gory. I could just imagine being lost in the woods for a while.
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A book that gives some insight to King's personal life. Tom Gordon leads a girl home in this nine-inning book. One of King's best.

-K.
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This book is iften listed as "Children" or "Teen" It is definitely suitable for teens, but definitely should not be limited to. It is a great book for adults. It's great KING!!!
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Good Story by Stephen King, a bit of a departure from his 'normal' works, but I enjoyed it.
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A short novel, TGWLTG is one of Stephen King's tautest thrillers, about a little girl lost in the woods.
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An excellent book.
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A different Stephen King book.
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The workd had teeth and it could bite you with them anytime it wanted. Trisha mcFarland discovered this when she was nine years old. At ten o'clock on a mmorining in early June she was sitting in the back seat of her mother's Dodge Caravan, wearing her blue Red Sox batting practice jersey and playing with Mona, her doll. At ten thirty she was lost in the woods. By eleven she was trying no to be terrified, trying not to let herself think, This is serious, this is very serious. Trying not to think that sometimes when people got lost in the woods, they got seriously hurt. Sometimes they died.
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This was a very slow book for me.
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Slow and monotonous.
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One of the more "out there" King novels---I enjoyed it though.
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One of my favorite King stories. A young girl is lost in the woods and being pursed by something.
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If you're a baseball fan and a Stephen King fan, this is the book for you. If you know Maine, then it's a must!
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THE BROCHURE promised a "moderate-to-difficult" six mile hike on the Maine-Newhamshire branch of the appalachian trail, where nine year old, tisha mcfarland was to spend saturday with her older brother,pete,and her recently divorced mother. when she wanders off to escape their constant bickering, then tries to catch up by attempting a short cut through the woods, trisha strays deeper in the woods full of peril and terror. Especially when night falls. trisha has only her wits for navigation, only her ingenuity as a defence against the elemenys,only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fear. for solace she tunes her walkman to broadcasts of boston red socks games ant the gritty performances of her hero number 36, relief pitcher tom gorden. and when her radio's reception begins to fade,her key to surviving an enemy known only by the slaughtered animals and mangled trees in it's wake.
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The world had teeth and it could bite you with them anytime it wanted. Trisha McFarland discovered this when she was nine years old. At ten o'clock on a morning in early June she was sitting in the back of her mother's Dodge Caravan, wearing her blue Red Sox batting practice jersey (the one with 36 GORDON on the back) and playing with Mona, her doll. At ten thirty she was lost in the woods. By eleven she was trying not to be terrified, trying not to let herself think, 'This is serious, this is very serious.' Trying not to think that sometimes when people got lost in the woods they got seriously hurt. Sometimes they died.
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This book has never been read so it's in great condition! You can list it again after you read it!

If you're a Stephen Kind Fan, no description is necesary.

This is one of his books that is suitable reading for the younger set!
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This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. The girl lost in the woods grapples with who God is; really interesting reading!
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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King is a real thriller, a pageturner. A girl of only 9 years old went walking with her mother and her brother in an enormous great wood. The young girl had to pee and so she lost her brother and her mother. In her panic to get back to her family, she takes a turning that leads deeper into the wood: she gets lost... She had no food or drinks with her. It takes her 5 days to find the inhabitable world.
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This book really held my interest and kept me entertained. It was a real page turner and I couldn't wait to get to the end.

I was very happy that the book was more of a mysterious "what can happen" than just a chop the body up type story. No blood and guts in this one, just a child's strong will to survive in an unforgiving environment.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good read, and to non Stephen King Fans, I would say give it a try. This is not the typical gory King read.
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great and frightening story about a little girl lost in the woods, one of King's better late works.
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Sometimes it is nice to come across a short book that is well written and won't take to long to read. Well, this is one of those. The book is fast paced and well told and let my imagination go. I felt for the character and could make a movie in my head. That is what a well written book can do.
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I am not too interested in mysteries, but a friend recomended this book. I wasn't very impressed. Probably will not read other Stephen King books.
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Loved this one..
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This is my least favorite Stephen King book. I thought it was fairly boring and slow.
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Love the book! I read it in 2 days. I could not put it down.
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Nothing new here if you've read the book, but this unique pop-up book is a must-have for any Stephen King collector.
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This is the BEST pop-up book ever!!!

The artistry is amazing, and the story was not been destroyed in the simplification of it for this adaptation. You will still get the chills you got when reading the actual book ... only this time with things popping off the page :)

This is definitely a must for all those who love Stephen King, but even more so for those of you who fear King as being a horror writer. Pick this up and you will see just how brilliant King is.
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This book is a little twisted, but depicts some realism to it. It is very good listening. I enjoyed it a great deal.

Teresa
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Another GREAT novel by the Master of Horror!
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I have never had nightmares about a book before, but this one didn't. Not his typical gore stuff, but a terrifying book nonetheless
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This is my favorite of all of King's books that I have read. It actually has an uplifting spirit to it, but just as edgy as his other thrillers.
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Loved this by King, different, but the same.
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I loved, loved, loved, this book! One of my favorite Stephen King novels. Highly reccommended!!!
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Trisha McFarland, a 9-year-old Red Sox fan, accidentally gets separated from her mother and brother while hiking on the Appalachian Trail. As she wanders the wilderness trying to find her way back, her only companions are the baseball games that she hears on her Walkman and, with her batteries running low and her paranoia running high, a hallucination of Red Sox pitcher Tom Gordon.
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This is a very good suspense novel, NOT HORROR, involving a young girl who gets lost on a hike in the woods... I truly enjoyed this book and it keeps you guessing to the very end!! I give it 4 stars!
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This is an awesome book! It is the first book that my 15 year son had finished in a long time.
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This is one of my favorite Stephen King books. A real page turner. I would recommend this book to anyone. I can't say too much because I don't want to give it away but if you like King or Suspense/Horror novels without to much gore and violence READ THIS. It is a pretty quick read compared to some of Kings other long, more drawn out, stories.

FROM THE BOOK COVER:
What if the woods were full of them? And of course they were, the woods were full of everything you didn't like, everything you were afraid of and instinctively loathed, everything that tried to overwhelm you with nasty, no-brain panic.

The brocure promised a "moderate-to-difficult" six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, where nine-year-old Trisha McFarland was to spend Saturday with her brother Pete, and her recently divorced mother. When she wanders off to escape their constant bickering, then tires to catch up by attempting a shortcut through the woods, Trisha strays deeper into a wilderness full of peril and terror. Especially when night falls.
Trisha has only her wits for navigation, only her ingenuity as a defense against the element, only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fear. For solace she tunes her Walkman to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox games and the gritty performances of hero, number 36, relief pitcher Tom Gordon. And when her radio's reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with her-- her key to surviving an enemy known only by the slaghtered animals and mangled trees in its wake.
A classic sotry that engages our emotions at the most primal level, "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon" explores our deep dread of the unknown and the extent to which faith can conquer it. It is a fairy tale grimmer than Grimm, but aglow with a girl's indomitable spirit.
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I loved this book. It is not your "blood and guts" horror story. It scares you on a phycological level...because you can actually see it happening.
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This is a different twist for Stephen King's writing. A teenage girl gets lost and in danger while hiking. This will play on all of your fears of losing your children, but in this story there is a strong level of faith and resilience that helps you to not lose heart. A great read for King fans, or for fans of just good books...
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Was a little short, but still good. Not at all scary. Needful Things is still the best!
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Product Description:

What if the woods were full of them? And of course they were, the woods were full of everything you didn't like, everything you were afraid of and instinctively loathed, everything that tried to overwhelm you with nasty, no-brain panic.

The brochure promised a "moderate-to-difficult" six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, where nine-year-old Trisha McFarland was to spend Saturday with her older brother, Pete, and her recently divorced mother. When she wanders off to escape their constant bickering, then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut through the woods, Trisha strays deeper into a wilderness full of peril and terror. Especially when night falls.

Trisha has only her wits for navigation, only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fear. For solace she tunes her Walkman to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox games and the gritty performances of her hero, number 36, relief pitcher Tom Gordon. And when her radio's reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with her -- her key to surviving an enemy known only by the slaughtered animals and mangled trees in its wake.

A classic story that engages our emotions at the most primal level, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon explores our deep dread of the unknown and the extent to which faith can conquer it. It is a fairy tale grimmer than Grimm, but aglow with a girl's indomitable spirit.
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Nine yr old girl gets lost for a week and has to survive in the woods.
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I loved this audio book as the hero is a thoroughly cool 9 year old. Also loved Anne Heche reading it. Couldn't wait to go somewhere in my car to hear the end.
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I have not listened to this book
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About a little girl who gets lost in the woods. Very well written.
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Enjoyed reading this book. Typical King
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Very gook Stephen King book about a girl lost in the wilderness,
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I listened to this book on audio (read by Anne Heche) a few years and found it terribly boring yet I've seen reviews where people list it as one of King's best works to date. This one is a hardcover that I registered at bookcrossing.com so it has bookcrossing labels inside.
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When 9 year old Trisha gets lost from a family hike, she imagines that Tom Gordon, her baseball player idol, is with her to protect her.
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Nine year old girl wanders away from family on a hike of the Appalachian Trail in the NE and gets lost. "Tom Gordon" is a pitcher with the Red Sox that she pulls for as she listens to the radio to help maintain her sanity. In typical King style, an unspeakable terror menaces the little girl.
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Trisha McFarland (9 y.o.) wanders off the Appalachian Trail while on a six mile hike w/ brother and recently divorced mom. She must spend the night alone in the woods and turns to her walkman and a broadcast of Boston Red Sox baseball games. When the reception fades she imagines Tom is with her.
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Gently read once.
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Trisha McFarland is a plucky 9-year-old hiking with her brother and mom, who is grimly determined to give the kids a good time on their weekends together. Trisha's mom is recently divorced, and her brother is feuding with her for moving from Boston to small-town Maine, where classmates razz him. Trisha steps off the trail for a pee and a respite from the bickering. And gets lost.

Trisha's odyssey succeeds on several levels. King renders her consciousness of increasing peril beautifully, from the "first minnowy flutter of disquiet" in her guts to her into-the-wild tumbles to her descent into hallucinations, the nicest being her beloved Red Sox baseball pitcher Tom Gordon, whose exploits she listens to on her Walkman. The nature writing is accurate, tense, and sometimes lyrical, from the maddening whine of the no-see-um mosquito to the profound obbligato of the "Subaudible" (Trisha's dad's term for nature's intimations of God). Our identification with Trisha deepens as we learn about her loved ones: Dad, a dreamboat whose beer habit could sink him; loving but stubborn Mom; Trisha's best pal, Pepsi Robichaud, vividly evoked by her colorful sayings ("Don't go all GIRLY on me, McFarland!"). The personal associations triggered by a full moon, the running monologue with which she stays sane--we who have been lost in woods will recognize these things.

In King's revealing Amazon.com interview, he said the one book he wishes he'd written was Lord of the Flies. When Trisha confronts a vision of buzzing horror in the middle of the woods, King creates his strongest echo yet of the central passage of Golding's novel. --Tim Appelo
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lost in the woods, bad things after her, a small girl finds the courage to save her soul
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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 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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On a six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, nine-year-old Trisha McFarland quicly 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.
reviewed The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (Large Print) on
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 fo 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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On a six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, nine-year-old Trisha McFarland quickly tired 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 radios reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with herprotecting 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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On a six-mile hike on the Main-New Hampshire branch of the Applachian 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 max 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 receiption begins to fade, Trisha images 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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