Carrie - Stephen King My first experience of Stephen King's work, he's an author I've wanted to read for a while now, and this book was only 250 pages so it seemed like a good place to start! The book documents the story of Carrie White, a teenager with the power of telekenesis. It's clear from the beginning of the book that something is building up, and as bits of her story are revealed the tension begins to build. Through newspaper reports and witness testimonies, we start to get a picture of just what has happened to Carrie and those around her. It's brilliantly done, the suspense is kept up throughout and the climax is dramatic. I found the darting back and forth between the narrative and the exerpts from other characters a little confusing at first, but once I got into it I was hooked.