Abby and Gretchen have been inseparable since the fifth grade. As they start high school together, they’re invited to their friend’s lake house where Gretchen disappears into the woods and returns several hours later. No one seems to know what happened to Gretchen. The only thing that stands out is that she’s acting very different. Abby beings to suspect that something has taken over her best friend, and she’s determined to find out what.
This story takes place in the ’80s. There are so many fun nods and references. Everything from the cover of this book (VHS tape), the music, the movies, and the clothing, Hendrix did an incredible job immersing you into that era. There are so many musical references in fact, that there is a playlist specifically catered to this book on Spotify which I thought was really neat.
Hendrix did a wonderful job establishing the connection between main characters, Abby and Gretchen. Everything about their friendship felt so nostalgic as it reminded me a lot of my friendships from childhood. We explore Abby and Gretchen’s friendship as it grows from curious and innocent to exploring their teens and adulthood together.
My Best Friend’s Exorcism was a great read and was not at all what I expected it to be. I started this book with the preconceived notion that it would be similar to your typical exorcism story, which would be intense and scary. However, Hendrix spent more time diving into Abby and Gretchen’s relationship than the actual exorcism part. Although I was expecting more action and thrills, this approach still worked. It’s a wonderful tale about the lengths that you would go to to protect and save someone you love. If you’re looking to read a story about true friendship and love ’80s references, this is the book for you. Get your on Amazon today!
My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
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