My Best Friend's Exorcism: A Novel

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My Best Friend's Exorcism: A Novel

My Best Friend's Exorcism: A Novel

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It felt more like a suspense novel a lot of the time but there were still some horrific moments that I won't go into here.

Four girls in high school are just trying to get by and on one strange night things get a little weird. So of course, Grady Hendrix was speaking my language this entire book-not one pop culture reference was wasted on me. Now, before I jump into my review, there are a bunch of trigger warnings for this novel I wanted to share. or was tipper gore just so loud in castigating ozzy osbourne, cyndi lauper and jello biafra that no one could hear? At times I felt as if this author was given a writing assignment on evoking every human feeling out there.

I was mentally telling Abby to get as far away as possible from Gretchen, Hendrix made her feel like such a real character that reading her interactions made my skin crawl. Tras una fiesta con algunos excesos, Gretchen desaparece toda una noche en el bosque cercano a la casa de Margaret, otra de las amigas del grupo, cuando aparece a la mañana siguiente no parece ser la misma persona, está como ida, irritable, físicamente cambiada, un cambio que irá oscureciendo cada vez más su carácter a la vez que se irán sucediendo perturbadores hechos en los cuales Abby está convencida que Gretchen está involucrada. A few years later, when the girls are hanging out in the woods, Gretchen wanders off and comes back completely changed. That is extremely hard to do without making it too cheesy but as I said, this all takes place in the 80s. She and Gretchen spent hours ranking their friendships, trying to determine who was a best friend and who was an everyday friend, debating whether anyone could have two best friends at the same time, writing each other’s names over and over in purple ink, buzzed on the dopamine high of belonging to someone else, having a total stranger choose you, someone who wanted to know you, another person who cared that you were alive.

The story does drag a bit when it comes to the teen angst and nonsense in lieu of the barfing of pea soup, but eventually readers do get the scene they’ve been waiting the whole book for . I think it helps that I was born in 1976, so I'm the target audience and I buddy read it with a friend who was also in middle school in the late 80s-high school in the 90s, so you know--the E. A book podcast recently hailed Grady Hendrix as the king of creating nuanced female characters within the horror genre. What started out as a horrifying reality for one of the characters became a place for the power of friendship to shine. Readers who thoughtHeatherswasn t quite bleak enough will find thisdarkly humorous horror tale filled with spot-on 80s pop-culture references totally awesome.Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fifth grade, but things change when they start high school. anyone interested in seeing William Peter Blatty's infamous The Exorcist (1971) by way of Heathers shouldn't miss it.

There’s the exorcist floating in the middle of her screen, balding and with a ponytail, smiling at the camera in a blurry headshot the size of a postage stamp. Like Ernest Clines’ brilliant Ready Player One, we can also kick back with some 80s trivia as all of the chapter headings are 80s songs. There's a friend being held captive against their wishes by an evil force, and it's up to the sole friend(s) to figure out how to save them. It didn’t even matter that Gretchen brought a stupid children’s bible as a gift, they were BFFs as soon as they skated under the sparkling lights of the disco ball on that roller rink. Abby was very annoying and yet i can relate to her and her need to put makeup on because of her acne because i was the same way in high school until i finally stopped caring LOL.Grady Hendrix is the author of the novels Horrorstör, about a haunted IKEA, and My Best Friend's Exorcism, which is like Beaches meets The Exorcist, only it's set in the Eighties. Set during the satanic panic of the 1980s, My Best Friend's Exorcism is the story of the friendship between two girls and the possessing demon that drove a wedge between them.

My Best Friend's Exorcism received reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews, [2] the latter of which stated, "Certainly not for all readers, but anyone interested in seeing William Peter Blatty's infamous The Exorcist (1971) by way of Heathers shouldn't miss it. What Gretchen is going through is very scary, and I don’t blame you for backing off from your friendship a little. In case you didn’t know, I am a huge metalhead and to see Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Guns N’ Roses, and my all-time favorite band SLAYER mentioned in this novel totally rocked. the second stepback, or opportunity to switch gears, comes during the ritual itself, as it should during any physical torture of a teenage girl “for her own good.After some bizarre incidents in their friend group, Abby comes to the conclusion that Gretchen is being possessed by a demon. The inter-girl politics between Abby, Gretchen, and their friends was very well done and believable. He's also the author of PAPERBACKS FROM HELL, an award-winning history of the horror paperback boom of the Seventies and Eighties. Me he demorado bastante en hacer una reseña sobre esto porque no tenía mucha idea de qué decir sobre esto en su momento. I'd had this book on my TBR for years and never read it, so when Kay picked up a copy, I immediately asked if we could buddy read it and I'm so glad that we did.



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