Facebook
Skip to main content
PBS logo
 
 
Want fewer ads?

Search - The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
Author: Stephen King
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 Appala...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780684867625
ISBN-10: 0684867621
Publication Date: 4/6/1999
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 307

3.6 stars, based on 307 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
Reviews: Member | Amazon | Write a Review

Top Member Book Reviews

reviewed The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 11
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.
reviewed The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon on + 47 more book reviews
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.
reviewed The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon on + 60 more book reviews
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!
blackeyedsusan avatar reviewed The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon on + 22 more book reviews
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
reviewed The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon on + 118 more book reviews
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.
Read All 106 Book Reviews of "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon"

Please Log in to Rate these Book Reviews

aprilh avatar reviewed The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon on + 5 more book reviews
Love the book! I read it in 2 days. I could not put it down.
reviewed The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon on + 3 more book reviews
This is my least favorite Stephen King book. I thought it was fairly boring and slow.
reviewed The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon on + 298 more book reviews
Loved this one..
reviewed The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon on + 7 more book reviews
When Trisha gets lost the excitement begins...who knows who you might meet out on an open trail just when it's beginning to get dark?

Book Wiki

People/Characters
Trisha McFarland (Primary Character)

Genres:

Want fewer ads?