Set in 1979, Carrie is Stephen King’s first published novel – although it was the fourth novel he wrote. It follows the story of Carietta “Carrie” N. White, a high school outcast who discovers her telekinetic powers after a brutal bullying incident. Her hyper-religious mother’s abusive behavior, combined with her classmates’ bullying, may lead to catastrophe. The novel is highly controversial and is an extremely influential horror fiction classic. Many adaptations have been made of the story, the most recent of which is the film Carrie, starring Chloe Grace Mortez and Julianne Moore.