E: Elevation by Stephen King #atozchallenge #throwbackthursday

The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge  is for bloggers who wish to participate by publishing a blog post every day in April except for Sundays. Each blog post will focus on a letter of the alphabet. For example April 1 will be A, April 2 will be B and on it goes. By the end of April, a blog post for every letter of the alphabet will have been posted. My theme for 2023 is Book Reviews.

Many book bloggers re-post a book review that they have written in the past, under the #throwbackthursday hashtag. I will also be joining the monthly #throwbackthursday link up that is hosted by The Chocolate Ladies Book Review Blog with this post. The following book review was first published here in April 2019. This is a book that I love and I think warrants highlighting again.

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Scott is losing weight. Every day, the numbers on the scales decrease, even though he his not getting any thinner. The number on the scales is the same, whether he is wearing clothes or not. This is a riveting and very moving story, about how one man’s problem can bring a small town together, and bring about change to long held prejudices against others. A story about finding common ground within our differences.

Published in 2018. 146 pages.


The above summary is very short. That is because, I really don’t want to spoil this book in any way for the reader. Being a novella, it’s a short read. I think it’s best to read it, knowing very little of the storyline. This is a great story about tragedy, friendship and community, regardless of the underlying horror that is occurring.

I’ve been a huge Stephen King fan for years. But over recent years, I haven’t enjoyed his books as much as I did his earlier novels. Unlike some of King’s story lines, this one is very believable – even though it is totally unbelievable. King has that way of making the unbelievable seem believable.

It’s my opinion that the characters could have been developed more in a larger book, which I’m sure I would have loved. I do wonder if the author is trying to tempt readers who don’t want to invest large chunks of time into reading. I have friends who don’t read anything by King because of the length of his books. I would love to have seen this story be longer. But I’m happy, if the shorter length means more people are reading.

Key To My Star Rating

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Unputdownable. Would definitely read again
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Fantastic read. Not to be missed.
⭐️⭐️⭐️Enjoyable read. Would recommend.
⭐️⭐️Wouldn’t read again
⭐️Don’t recommend this book again

Books that I review have been purchased by me or borrowed from the library, unless otherwise stated.

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