"It" refers to a nameless, ancient creature who stalks the town of Derry, Maine every 30 years causing horrible tragedies and countless deaths. In the fifties, children start disappearing until 7 kids who are not yet teens come together to stop It. They think the horror is over, until It comes back 30 years later. Stephen King, master of horror, writes the story from the 1950's and 1980's back and forth so that the conclusion to one comes shortly before the other. The story has the nostalgia of those childhood friendships that mean everything, with the menacing horrors that terrify you when your imagination goes rogue. I loved this book. I could not put it down. I was scared, of course, but I also cried for the sorrows of the children in the story and got the warm fuzzies too. All in all, this is a great book.
It began--and ended--in 1958 when seven desperate children searched in the drains beneath Derry for an evil creature, but in 1985, Mike Hanlon, once one of those children, makes six phone calls and disinters an unremembered promise that sets off the ultim