*Both a physical read and audiobook review.
I wasn't sure how this book was going to run when I first received it. Many authors trick you; they make you think it's about one thing and it's really something else. Not too many people write on exorcisms today, but this story... this story was the real deal. It held me with talk of 80's songs and things I remember saying and doing back in 'The Day' and the story was just good. It was freaking good...
My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix, was about a friendship that defied peer pressure, a little drugs, and bullying. It was also about your best friend's soul, doing it's best to hurt her and all those easily susceptible to his influences. Two friends, Gretchen and Abby, live in Charleston, SC and think the world is their oyster, till one night when they experiment with something that brought an evil so calamitous, so patient and guileful, it created a world of havoc without anyone but Abby and Gretchen knowing.
This story started off with the groundwork for a friendship that made me laugh and relate! Especially when it came to skating. I wasn't a skater, but it was huge back in the 80's. The songs mentioned were ALL ME! Especially when it came to Corey Hart and Duran Duran - I still listen to them. And I knew the exact era of Duran Duran's Arena Lp! MBFE was so relatable, when the actual story began, I was blown away! I saw everything happening- knew it was coming, but the way it all played out made me feel so bad for each and every participant in the tale! It was tough and so much like I was a part of it!
At the end, when everything was taking place, I was jogging around my park, cheering for everyone: "In the name of Phil Collins, you will not have this child of Genesis!" I cracked upend almost fell! Yes, I did. As soon as I got home and finished the rest in my actual book, from Quirk Books, I was nearly in tears. Also, there's a little something added at the end of the audio that isn't included in the book. It was awesome!
Anyway the book, My Best Friend's Exorcism, was pretty good. I loved it and will read it again, if not listen to it again. It's one that I'm sure will present other tidbits I may have missed on the first go-round. Check out this amazing book. I promise: If you're an 80's kid, you will flashback like crazy! 📚
Unless it was all unicorns...
Ratings: 👓👓👓👓out of 5 specs
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**Book is from Quirk Publishings, for an honest review.
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