To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry, Maine was just their home town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part. A good place to live.It was the children who saw – and felt – what made Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one’s deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing . . .
The adults, knowing better, knew nothing.
Time passed and the children grew up, moved away. The horror of IT was deep-buried, wrapped in forgetfulness. Until they were called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirred and coiled in the sullen depths of their memories, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.
Rereading this book was scary and exciting. The last time i opened up this monster was when i was a teen, my tastes has changed since. But i guess when it comes to IT, it doesn’t matter how old i am or what is my favorite genre, i will always love this book. I just find it so well-done, well written and original. This story has scenes coming straight out of nightmares and they still make me feel uncomfortable at 23years old. I think IT is such an interesting villain, scary as hell. The fact that he can be whatever he wants, who ever he wants, killing kids as if it was nothing puts him on the top of the “bad guys list”. A real monster. I did find that the book was slow in some parts, there’s alot of description and reports of events happening around Derry. I was a bit bored with those sometimes, i just wanted to follow the Losers Club, but all this added alot at the vibe of the story. As for the characters, yes. Just yes. All of them were just so freaking lovable. It’s always so fun to get stuck in such a great friendship, i loved them. Young and old, i will always be a fan of my losers. Which is why the ending made me so emotional, i won’t go into details, but gosh, it made me so sad to see how it all ended.
Bill, Ben, Richie, Eddie, Bev, Mike, Stan, i will miss you.
IT : 4.5/5