Misery by Stephen King

Misery (novel)
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Summary

Paul Sheldon is the famous writer of the books Misery. But in the last book he killed her off. Unfortunately he had a bad accident and Annie Wilkes has rescued him. Unfortunately for him Annie Wilkes is his #1 fan. She will do any thing to get him to write her a book. A book dedicated and written to her. There are 2 things that make him write. One is a needle. Another is an ax. And if they don’t work as motivation, she can get really nasty.

Review

This was one of the scariest books I have ever read. It is also the most gruesome book I have ever read. The book was ok until about page 270. Then it got gruesome and there was a lot of blood. I wanted to read this book because I did not like R.L. Stine and I am reading Edgar Allen Poe at school so I wanted something in between. So I choose Stephen King. My mom said no to a lot of the books but she said OK (hesitantly) to this book. This is not a younger YA book at all. I would say no one should read this unless they are over the age of 18. This is definitely an ADULT book. Extremely scary and gruesome.

The characters in Misery were described really well. Annie was portrayed as a person with problems and I do not mean like something that makes you different from others. She looks the same (or is described to look normal) but her personality changes constantly. One minute she might be happy the next she might want to kill you. Then there was Paul Sheldon. He had an accident and could not move his legs because they had been completely shattered. He was described as a person who was fragile on the outside but inside he had some courage, no matter how small and insignificant it was. He was trying his hardest to survive his time with Annie Wilkes, but the whole time he was being kept prisoner with her, he was planning a way to escape. Towards the end of the book there was a considerable struggle between him and her. This showed that he was gaining his courage back. But every time that Annie lost her temper, Paul would feel really scared, and he should be considering the things she could do and did.

This book was written really well in my opinion. It was descriptive and it sucked you in. It sucked me in so much that when it got to the gruesome bit I jumped and started breathing heavily. My mom got worried by I told her it was just the book.

I think much older teen should read this book and I think they would probably enjoy it. Also it might be a book for males because of the violence. It seems boys get drawn towards that stuff. It is a definite read but beware about what I told you.