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Are there any Stephen King Stories that are not scary? I have a pre teen I want to introduce to his.

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by Austin777, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    Oh, so did I. I then read Pet Semetary and Lightening (by Dean Koontz, just to change things up!)
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  2. MikiM

    MikiM Active Member


    I was 11 years old when I bought "Carrie"....1976. My parents were pretty protective, too...but not when it came to books. I think kids should read that-- the bullying theme is especially timely these days.
  3. Wab

    Wab Well-Known Member

    SK has said on more than one occasion that one of the scariest movies he saw as a kid was Disney's Bambi.
  4. Wab

    Wab Well-Known Member

    Themes aside, the length of many SK novels can be daunting so why not try some shorts or novellas like Shawshank and The Body.
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  5. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    Why not try The Long Walk, it is scary but not gory. Very good story and has a young protagonist. Cant that be scary but not too scary. No sex and i dont remember much language in it either.
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  6. osnafrank

    osnafrank Well-Known Member

    It is Gripping but not to much.
    Some Brother Grimm Stories are much more violent and gorier.

    Well, i see this Thread is from November 2016...call me slow :facepalm_smiley:
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