The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Somewhere in New England, nine-year-old Trisha gets lost in the woods while on a walk with her family. Her only comforts are the radio broadcasts of Boston Red Sox games featuring her favorite player, closing pitcher Tom Gordon. Lonely, frightened, starving, and cold, Gordon becomes Trisha’s imaginary companion – and the key to her survival against an unidentified someone (or something) leaving death and destruction in its wake.
I’m a huge King fan but somehow I missed this book. When I ran across the audio version I decided to get a copy.
I can’t even imagine being 9 years old and being lost in the woods. Whenever I went somewhere outdoors or any place that was really big with my parents, they always told me that if I ever got lost to stay where I was when I realized I was lost and they’d find me. Thankfully I never got lost, but Trisha did while out walking with her mom and brother. And she didn’t stay where she was, she started walking and ended up in a completely different state.
She was lost, alone, scared, hungry, thirsty, tired and sick. A lot of things happened and she wasn’t sure if they were real or she imagined them. She did find a bit of comfort in her favorite Red Socks player, Tom Gordan.
Trisha is one tough little girl. I think she lasted way longer than most girls that age in that situation would have.
The book is narrated by Anne Heche who I thought did a really good job.
I was expecting a lot more scary than this book had, but it still was a good book and I’m glad I listened to it.