My Best Friend’s Exorcism Review

My Best Friend's Exorcism

Title: My Best Friend’s Exorcism

Author: Grady Hendrix

Genre: Horror


An unholy hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist that blends teen angst, adolescent drama, unspeakable horrors, and a mix of ’80s pop songs into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller

The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act…different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries–and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?

Format: Paperback

Pages/Hours: 336 pages

Ownership: Own

My Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.5)

Tags: 80’s Nostalgia, Music, Pop Culture, Satanic Panic

Themes: Friendship, Religion

My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
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Review:  I expected this to be much scarier but I still enjoyed it. It was pretty humorous and very enjoyable to read. I loved all of the music and 80’s pop culture references. The horror aspect was a little bit of a letdown. There were some creepy moments but it mostly seemed like Gretchen had just turned into a mean girl (a smelly one).

Get the book: Amazon | Book Depository

Synopsis and book cover from Goodreads. Photos from my Instagram @elainehowlin_


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