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304 pages; Anchor
Why We Love It: Stephen King's debut novel is the ultimate teenage-revenge fantasy. Taunted by her classmates when she gets her first period, Carrie discovers that she has telekinetic powers—and after she's humiliated at the prom, she lets it rip.

The Sequel: Carrie dies in the end—but anything is possible in a Stephen King novel. So, what if she didn't really die after all? And now she is going through menopause...
— Dawn Raffel