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Grades 9 - 12Grades 4 - 7n/a6.2110565
After a car crash, writer Paul Sheldon is saved by his number one fan. She brought him home, splinted his mangled legs, and all he had to do in return was write a very special book, one all about her favourite character. Because if he didn't, if he was bad, she would be cross - very cross.
Hardcover, 320 pages
ISBN-10: 0340390700
ISBN-13: 9780340390702
2 Book Reviews
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  • sanu
    sanuMonday, August 8, 2016 at 7:05 pm33 stars
    Penguins are sooooooo cute😰
    • anth
      anthSunday, November 8, 2015 at 5:00 amFeatured
      Misery is about a man named Paul Sheldon who is the author of an enormously successful series of books centered on a character named Misery. He is being held captive by a woman named Annie Wilkes who claims to be his number 1 fan. She found him after he got in a car accident and has is holding him at her house. Because of the accident, Paul’s legs are shattered, which is why he has difficulty escaping. This book is a very interesting because of how information is presented to you; in the beginning, you do not know much, but everything is explained to you slowly. However, I did not really find this book scary, and since this is supposed one of Stephen King’s horror books, I found this to be strange. One interesting thing I found out about this book is that part of it is based off of a real life problem Mr King faced when his book “The Eyes of the Dragon” was rejected by his fans because it was not horror. This inspired him to write Misery. I feel that this makes the book more interesting when you know this, because you can draw parallels between the real life inspiration and the book. I would like to mention, however, that this book should be read by people from 8th grade and up, because this book has a lot of profanity. I give this book a 4.75 out of 5, because it is a great book, but it wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be.