1. I was about ten when I bought my first used copy at a bargain fair for 25¢. I only bought the book because my name is "Carrie" (spelled the same way).
2. It was the first Stephen King book I ever bought, so I started out in the right place :P
3. He mentions my hometown in the end (I was ten - I thought everyone lived in Kenosha, WI)
I spent my life being compared to Carrie White because I happened to have the same name as her. People still do this to me and I'm in my thirties (born one year after the book came out)! I tried in vain to develop my telekinetic powers, but to no avail. I just can not move things with my mind.
And to the mod(s):
Thanks for starting this community! I plan on putting something in my userinfo to pimp it a little bit. Do you have (or need) any graphic buttons we can use? I am also a layout designer, if you want something special for the community let me know!