I recently read “The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon” by Stephen King. I had mixed feelings about the book. I went back and forth between liking it and not liking it. (SPOILER ALERT)
The book starts off and is pretty interesting. It held my attention for a while as King discussed her home life and her love of the baseball player, Gordon. I was extremely excited as I started to read the parts about her being lost in the woods. It was very interesting. My mind raced as I tried to figure out how she was going to get out and get back to her family. I could not put the book down for two days.
However, it quickly turned after she was in the woods for a few days. I grew bored of her routine. The book seemed to drag on. It was very slow after a while. King did something, though, that saved the book for me. He included some weird creature getting closer to her campsite and she eventually sees it.
The parts with the creature were exciting and I looked forward to seeing what the creature was and why it was so interested with her. The scene where she comes face to face with it is my favorite part of the entire book. It was very well written and had my heart racing. After that, the book took another slow turn and the ending was not my favorite.
The book had some parts that I did not enjoy, but I think it was a good book overall and I would probably read it again if I had to.
If you enjoy stories about woods, survival, creatures, and hope, then you should check out this book.