Anyway, let me tell you what I thought about this story:
For the first portion of the story, I felt like King was giving a 9 year old girl a little too much credit. Now, don't get me wrong, I think kids have potential to be freaking brilliant, and when parents talk down to their children, it drives me crazy. I just don't have much faith in kids in the last 10 or so years. If you took an average 9 year old girl, big for her age, and plopped her in the middle of the woods, I highly doubt she would be resourceful enough to last as long as the girl in the story. Now, Trish,h, had the advantage of having her mother teach her things about the woods. Her mother, however, really didn't teach her that much. I can't help but be reminded of "Ender's Game". Now there's a story about a resourceful little kid. Anyway, I like to consider myself pretty resourceful, but I think it's way more likely that I would end up like Christopher McCandless (the guy from "Into the Wild").
The story was... involving. I would be at the grocery store thinking that I needed to finish the story because a girl was lost and she needed to be rescued. The only way to do that was to finish the story. I was at 80% according to my Kindle and I had to finish the story. Note: Reading the Kindle in bed is a recipe for never sleeping. I did finish the story. I was content with the ending, but most of all, I am incredibly impressed with Stephen King's ability to make me care for a character so much.
I recently got his book "On Writing" and am looking forward to reading it and reviewing it for you guys.
So, would I recommend this story? Only if you want to be invested in a character. Translation: Yes. Makes me want to read "Hatchet". I'll put it on my list.