My first Stephen King book was IT, when I was 14. Didn’t sleep for two weeks, and I’m still terrified of clowns. —Tammy Wiget
IT. I was 12 when I picked it up. My first book! —Rebecca Parsons Olinski
I will never forget when I was in the third grade and got my hands on Pet Semetary. It was totally taboo for a girl my age to be reading it, but I LOVED every creepy page of it, and became a King fan for life. —Jen Fabry
Cujo. I was 15 when I read it. I used to read it in my room at night, get scared, and throw it under my bed. Then I didn’t want to reach under there because I thought the dog was going to get me! —Tammy Moberg
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