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King, Stephen, 1947- Book - 1980 Fiction / King, Stephen, Adult Book / Fiction / Horror / King, Stephen None on shelf 3 requests on 5 copies Community Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they were grown-up men and women who had gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But none of them could withstand the force that drew them back to Derry, Maine to face the nightmare without an end, and the evil without a name. What was it? Read It and find out ... if you dare!

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It submitted by jaegerla on September 26, 2011, 9:52am The number one thing I love about this book is how Stephen King incorporated the past: Childhood is a big mix of monsters and joy, and both the monsters and the joy shape who you become. But either way, what you consciously remember of it all fades away and you have to make a choice everyday between living your life as a catatonic robot or a grown-up kid.

Truly frightening submitted by Annimatronic on July 23, 2012, 4:49pm This has to be THE Stephen King book to read (besides On Writing). Clowns, monsters, generations of horror. King is always very good at writing from a child's perspective because he doesn't treat kids as stupid or silly (unless the situation call for it).
It's long, but entertaining.
"We all float down here." Chilling stuff.

Some boring parts submitted by shreyan2004 on July 20, 2018, 11:49pm there's over a thousand pages in this book, and while some of it was horrifying and quite interesting, there was some that was a little boring. A lot of the characters' backstories really helped reveal their personalities, but some of it was just too boring for me. Mostly, though, I loved It and recommend it to all horror fans!

One of the best monsters ever submitted by Team_ROX on August 4, 2018, 9:59pm Definitely one of my favorites of King. Gets a bit weird at times, and is by no means a short book, but amazing characters. Pennywise is one of my favorite villains in any medium!

Interesting submitted by naetdoc on June 26, 2019, 11:25pm Very interesting and creepy. but also gory and inappropriate for younger people (of course). It is long and has much character backstory and development. Good book. Worth it to read.

YES~ submitted by manz on July 7, 2019, 4:18pm A great book! Can't wait for movie #2 this fall.

Scary submitted by TLW1998 on July 26, 2019, 9:00pm This is a scary and deeply disturbing book.

What? submitted by Hslee on August 14, 2020, 5:54pm This book is a bit too long for a piggy and elephant book. Also, Mo Willems definitely ventured out of his comfort zone for this one, whether that's a good or bad thing I'm not sure. Finally, this book is way too scary for me, even though I'm 72 years old and I helped Little Mo write this. And don't tell me his name isn't Mo, because my 2-year-old niece named Moey Willems told me so.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Penguin Books USA, 1980.
Year Published: 1980
Description: 1093 p. ; 18 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

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Lexile: 970

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
0451169514
9781501142970
9781501156687
9781982127794

SUBJECTS
Teenagers -- Fiction.
Clowns -- Fiction.
Maine -- Fiction.
Horror stories.