I am new fan of Grady Hendrix but better late than never! After reading The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires a few weeks ago, I purchased a few more of his previous novels. My Best Friend’s Exorcism was jsut as good as Southern Book Club!
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?
I am an 80’s baby, so reading this book set in the 80’s was a delight! Jam packed full of 80’s references and each chapter title a song name are reason enough to like this book. But just as in TSBCGTSV, what make’s this author’s books so special is the perfect blend of horror and humor! Great character development, fun settings, and dark humor make for a very fun read. The gory parts were super gross, but there aren’t many and most come at the end. I’m so excited to have found an author who writes such unique books, I will be reading anything Hendrix comes out with! Highly recommended!