Carietta White, bullied for years at school, the daughter of a domineering, ultra-religious mother and the owner of unsuspected telekinetic powers, has just got her first period at the age of 16 while in the showers at school, and thinks she is bleeding to death.
IT follows the story of seven children from Derry, Maine who are stalked and terrorized by a supernatural entity they know as " It.
It often appears in the form of an evil-looking clown, and prefers to prey on young children. The novel alternates between two time periods, interweaving the story of the children and the adults that they will eventually grow into. Common King themes are woven throughout the novel, including the notion of the power of memory, traumas experienced in childhood and their effect in later life, a small town with dark secrets, and triumphing over evil through trust and sacrifice.
King began writing the novel inhaving first conceived of the tale in Originally, King envisioned the It character as a troll living in the sewer system, drawing on the idea of the troll under the bridge from the "Three Billy Goats Gruff" children's story.
It was the best selling book in the United States in Since the novel's publication, it has been adapted for the screen several times. The boat is washed down a storm drain to the dismay of Georgie, who had received the boat as a gift from his older brother Bill.
Peering into the drain, Georgie sees a pair of glowing yellow eyes. Pennywise offers Georgie a balloon which he cautiously refuses; however, the clown entices Georgie to reach into the drain to retrieve his boat and then pulls out his arm, leaving the boy to bleed to death in the gutter.
The following June, on the last day of school, Ben Hanscoman overweight eleven-year-old boy, is harassed by a gang of bullies led by Henry Bowerswho attempts to carve his name into Ben's stomach. Ben shows them how to build a dam along the creek bed -- a project they're later admonished for by a friendly local policeman, Officer Nell, who also tells them never to wander the streets of Derry or come to the Barrens alone.
Children have been disappearing and Nell tells them they'll be safer together. As the summer draws on, the Losers realize that they have each had an encounter with a seemingly omniscient, shape-shifting demonic entity that takes the form of whatever they fear the most: Meanwhile, an increasingly unhinged and sadistic Henry Bowers begins focusing his attention on his African-American neighbor, Mike Hanlonand his father.
Mike tells the Losers that he was attacked by It in the form of a flesh-eating bird and they realize through Mike's picture book that It has been around for centuries.
The Losers begin to suspect that It has control over Derry due to the number of unsolved disappearances and violent tragedies that go unnoticed or seem forgotten by the adults in the town.
During the incident where Henry and his gang chase the terrified Mike into the Barrens, Henry and his gang initiate a rock fight with the Losers in the Barrens.
The bullies are left defeated and embarrassed — an injured Henry swears revenge on the Losers before departing.
After further encounters with It in the form of Pennywise and various other manifestations, the Losers construct a makeshift American-Indian smokehole which Richie and Mike use to hallucinate Its origins.
In doing so they discover that It came to Derry millions of years before in an asteroid-like impact and that every 27 years It awakens from a slumber underneath the town's sewers, usually after some kind of terrible event or tragedy, to feed on children for a period of 12—16 months.
In late July, Eddie is hospitalized after an attack by Henry Bowers and several of his friends. Spying on them, Beverly witnesses one of the bullies, Patrick Hockstettertrying to empty a refrigerator which he had been using to trap and kill small animals, only to be killed by It in the form of flying bloodsucking leeches.
Later, the Losers discover a message from It written in Patrick's blood warning them that It will kill them. After Eddie is released from the hospital with a broken arm, Ben makes two silver slugs out of a silver dollar, believing that silver will harm the monster.
At this point, the narrative changes and "It" informs the reader that it existed originally in a void between our universe and others, in a dimension known as the Macroverse.
It boasts to the reader that It is superior to anything on earth and confirms that it chooses to prey on children because It believes their fears are easier to interpret in a physical form, which It claims is akin to "salting the meat".
The kids return to the house on Neibolt Street where Eddie, Bill, and Richie had previously encountered It and It attacks them in the form of a werewolf. Beverly shoots a slug from Bill's slingshot at the werewolf, injuring It, and causing It to flee back to the sewers.
Henry and his two closest friends, Victor "Vic" Criss and Reginald "Belch" Hugginsfollow the Losers into the sewers with the intention of killing them. Henry, driven insane as a witness to his friends' brutal slayings, chases the Losers and gets lost.
He eventually washes out of the sewers into a nearby river and is blamed for all of the child murders.
During the ritual Bill encounters Maturin, an ancient turtle and the creator of our universe which it vomited up following a stomach-achewho explains that It can only be defeated during a battle of wills.
With the help of Maturin, Bill is able to defeat It and send it back to its slumber. After the battle, the Losers get lost in the sewers until Beverly has sex with all the boys to bring unity back to the group. They are arrested and charged with murder when Mellon's mutilated corpse is found.
One of the murderers claims that he saw a clown dressed in a silver suit kill Mellon underneath the bridge. Adrian's partner, the other victim in the attack, had also noticed the clown, seeing it viciously bite Mellon under an arm, but the prosecutors convince him not to mention it during the trial.
When a string of child murders occurs in Derry once again, an adult Mike Hanlon, now the town's librarian and the only one of the Losers to remain in Derry, calls up the six former members of the Losers Club and reminds them of their childhood promise to return should the killings start again.Stephen King bibliography; Releases ↙ Novels 59 ↙ Collections 10 ↙ Nonfiction 5 ↙ Others 11 The following is a complete list of books published by Stephen King, an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy.
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