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The acclaimed #1 New York Times bestseller from Stephen King—a frightening suspense novel about a young girl who becomes lost in the woods as night falls.

During a six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, nine-year-old Trisha McFarland quickly tires of the constant bickering between her older brother and her recently divorced mother. But when she wanders off by herself, she becomes lost in a wilderness maze full of peril and terror. As night falls, Trisha has only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, and only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fears. For solace she tunes her headphones to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox baseball games and follows the gritty performances of her hero, relief pitcher Tom Gordon. And when the reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with her—the protector from an enemy who may or may not be imagined…one who is watching her, waiting for her in the dense, dark woods…
Pop-Up, 16 pages
Published on October 12, 2004 by Little Simon
ISBN-10: 0689862725
ISBN-13: 9780689862724
3 Book Reviews
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  • kkgautamm
    kkgautammFriday, May 31, 2019 at 9:29 am33 stars
    i decided to read this book because it was a stephen king book, and it seemed pretty short. it was a pretty interesting novel, but to read about the situation the little girl was in was not scary. if i was in the situation, it would have been extremely frightening, but not while reading.
    • watchdogs
      watchdogsFriday, April 24, 2015 at 8:32 am
      i love this book. i have the special edition pop-up version of the book.
      • rubixcube
        rubixcubeMonday, November 12, 2012 at 4:32 pm44 stars
        This is a exciting book and I love the plot and story. Its cool and I could go on forever and ever telling you how good it is. But I thought James Patterson wrote it...