#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen Kingâ€™s timeless coming-of-age novella, Apt Pupilâ€”published in his 1982 story collection Different Seasons and made into a 1998 Tristar movie starring Ian McKellan and Brad Renfroâ€”now available for the first time as a standalone publication.
If you donâ€™t believe in the existence of evil, you have a lot to learn.
Todd Bowden is an apt pupil. Good grades, good family, a paper route. But he is about to meet a different kind of teacher, Mr. Dussander, and to learn all about Dussanderâ€™s dark and deadly pastâ€¦a decades-old manhunt Dussander has escaped to this day. Yet Todd doesnâ€™t want to turn his teacher in. Todd wants to know more. Much more. He is about to face his fears and learn the real meaning of powerâ€”and the seductive lure of evil.
A classic story from Stephen King, Apt Pupil reveals layers upon layers of deceptionâ€”and horrorâ€”as finally there is only one left standing.