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  The Tommyknockers by Stephen King

Review by: Breanna H.
Virginia, Grade 10

Aliens have been around for a very long time.

I loved this book because of how Stephen King portrayed the aliens as terrible creatures’ hell bent on the transformation of the people of Haven, New Hampshire. Bobbie Anderson, one of the main characters, discovers what she believed to be a small piece of metal jutting out of the ground while taking her dog, Peter, on a walk through the woods. Apprehensive at first and more than a little shocked that the discovery of the 'plate' in the ground she begins having nightmares, unknowingly opening the door to a world of frightening and deadly horrors.
Bobbie calls upon a friend to come to her farm in Haven, this friend witnesses the decent of Bobbie’s madness and the remarkable discoveries she had made. From D-Cell battery powered cars that wouldn’t need to be replaced very often, to a mind reading typewriter that could churn out books so fast that she had written a full novel at over 3,000 pages, her friend, Gard, also noted the physical changes in Bobbie. In the few months since she had uncovered the space craft Bobbie had been reduced to a skeleton and was running on fumes. Nearly half of the craft had been dug up and was emitting a strange odorless gas that was turning the Havenites into aliens as well.
Gard, seemingly immune to the effects of the gas helps Bobbie uncover the craft, while at the same time things begin to get strange for the locals.
Stephen King’s novel was an instant classic for me because of the intricate plot line and the wonderfully well written characters. Each one became near and dear to my heart and I hope that when you read this tale that you’ll feel the same way.

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