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Author: Stephen King
She purrs like a kitten...but watch out when she roars.
ISBN-13: 9780881037234
ISBN-10: 0881037230
Publication Date: 10/1999
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush
Book Type: School Library Binding
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover
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patferguson avatar reviewed Christine on + 188 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Basically, 'Christine' is about a possessed car. You don't own Christine. She owns you. In the book she owns the main character, Arnie Cunningham, a shy, geeky kid with not so nice looks. But then things turn around for him. Once he gets Christine, his pimply face clears up, his confidence is better and he becomes popular. He even ends up dating the prettiest cheerleader in the school. Arnie loves Christine. He'll do anything for her and no one should stand between him and his beloved car. But, later on in the book, of course, nothing goes without punishment and nothing goes without paying off dues. When Arnie got the car he, in a way gave up his soul. So now Christine controls him. Form then on the book is full of suspense and murder. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a good suspenseful and mysterious scare. The book is set up by not telling you the whole story piece by piece. It leaves you questioning what will happen next, which makes it even more suspenseful and scary. Stephen King does a good job in this book. What could easily have been a cheesy story of an evil car on a killing spree is instead a story of obsession, possession and the past of crimes that haunt the car forever.
romeo avatar reviewed Christine on + 334 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Christine is no lady, but 17-year-old Arnie Cunningham loves her enough to do ANYTHING to posses her. Arnie's best friend Dennis distrusts her at first sight. Arnie's teen queen girlfriend fears her the moment she senses her power. Arnie's parents, teachers and enemies soon learns what happens when you cross her. Christine is no lady. She is Stephen King's ultimate, blackly evil vehicle of horror...
kathyk avatar reviewed Christine on
Helpful Score: 4
One of the older Stephen King novels. A good read.
oakenshea avatar reviewed Christine on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
As with most of SK's work, the book is MUCH better than the movie.
Kibi avatar reviewed Christine on + 582 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Evil Plymouth Sport Fury, January 30, 2006
Reviewer: Sizzle Dizzle "sizdiz" (Cali)

Arnie Cunningham is a high school geek. He has glasses, pimples, controlling parents, and no girls until he meets up with Christine. Christine is a 1958 Plymouth Sport Fury that Arnie finds, and is immediately attracted to her. Christine gets fixed up by Arnie and Arnie gets some attention.(his first girlfriend). As Christine starts putting her spell on Arnie, he loses touch with the things that matter most like family, school and his friends. Arnie gets deeply entranced by Christine and uses her as a tool to get back at people her were not so nice to him. Arnie and Christine turn into a Thelma and Louise and go on a killing spree. Arnie, in turn, loses everything, his friends, Christine, and his life.

My Thoughts: Christine is one of my favorite reads. I love the storyline, because it is mostly believable. This young nerd gets a cool car and everybody starts liking him. This is believable! Then he gets a big head and people start disliking him!(also believable) When Arnie falls under Christine's spell, it is most exciting to me. I relate to Arnie in the aspect of time and love he put into Christine, something that every car lover does. When Christine turns into a killer and fixes herself,the story gets supernatural. I like how Christine is displayed with feelings of jealousy, which gives this car a personable image. Overall, I feel this book is a great read for anyone with a desire for an ultimate twist!
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stephen king takes you where no other author ever has..I am a big fan,,
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One of my favorite by King. A must read!!
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Thrilling tale!
tlmetz avatar reviewed Christine on + 14 more book reviews
Very good story line, one of the masters older books. So much more than just a Killer car.
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Typical stephen King. I'll never be able to know what it's like to have these stories running through my own head.

A good read, a little tediouse in detail which is usual for King.
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Creepy car that turns monsterous. King at his best.
mattc avatar reviewed Christine on + 45 more book reviews
I was leery of this book, having seen the movie years ago and remembered it as pretty corny...come on, a killer car? I should have trusted King's talent. It is not about a killer car so much as the bitter and hateful spirit of a man having a hold on the car and its subsequent owner from beyond the grave. The characters were good and very well developed. I like the way it was told: first person from Dennis's viewpoint except for the middle section where he's in the hospital and it shifts to third person, but it becomes clear that Dennis is still the narrator of this section. The epilogue was a little weak and unnecessary, but I still thought the book as a whole was excellent.
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Another fine mystery thriller book by Stephen King. I enjoyed this book but sure did not like going around old cars at night by myself after I read it! Enjoy this one.
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This book didn't have an ISBN#. It is in good condition w/it's dust cover.

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Arnie Cunningham (Primary Character)
Christine - The Car (Primary Character)
Dennis Guilder (Major Character)
Leigh Cabot (Major Character)


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