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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOVIE IN 2017 directed by Andres Muschietti and starring Bill Skarsgard as the story's central villain, Pennywise, and an ensemble of young actors including Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things)To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry Maine was just their home town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part. A good place to live.It is the children who see - and feel - what makes the small town of Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurks, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. Sometimes IT reaches up, seizing, tearing, killing ...Time passes and the children grow up, move away and forget. Until they are called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirs and coils in the sullen depths of their memories, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.
Hardcover, 912 pages
ISBN-10: 0340364777
ISBN-13: 9780340364772
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  • kaylaa_misch22
    kaylaa_misch22Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11:50 am55 stars
    In a small town called Derry, a shapeshifting creature who takes the form of a terrifying dancing clown. A group of six kids who call themselves the losers club fight off the clown after IT kills multiple children who have the most of what IT loves. Fear. They think they have killed the clown-only to return to Derry in later years to kill IT for good. I can connect this to most adults today, children often have to be braver than adults. The losers tried to tell adults about IT but they were called crazy and liars. They had to take the matter into their own hands instead. I give this book five stars because it's fairly original and Stephen King had written many horror stories but this one is by far my favorite. (also because one of the losers Riche is hilarious so that brings the rating up-)
    • eledoggy
      eledoggySaturday, July 6, 2019 at 10:10 am
      It is a terrifying horror book about a killer clown named Pennywise The Dancing Clown who terrorizes people, mostly kids. A group of 6 kids: Bill, Eddie, Beverly, Ben, Richie and Mike try to stop Pennywise's horrifying actions.
      • BOBROSS101Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 8:19 am
        I like dis book it scary
        • nightangel01
          nightangel01Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 4:28 pm55 stars
          i LOVE "IT" ;)
          • jolly9
            jolly9Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 5:16 pm
            i watched the movie but in the out side i was not scared but in the inside i was going nuts
            • billybobjoeSunday, December 31, 2017 at 10:29 am
              i'm almost done with the book and its more gruesome and inappropriate than scary.
              • book reader 7Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:43 am
                it was SO terrifying, the most tragic part was what happened to georgie
                • ninja06
                  ninja06Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 1:42 pm55 stars
                  old one was scary but the new one freaken made me cry litearly
                  • maxreacts
                    maxreactsFriday, November 3, 2017 at 9:56 am55 stars
                    I've seen the old it and that was scarier then the new one
                    • maxreacts
                      maxreactsFriday, November 3, 2017 at 9:56 am55 stars
                      Is this this the old one or the new one that just came out.
                      • gameboy333
                        gameboy333Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 9:46 am
                        i think it is the new one