A Final Girl is the sole survivor at the end of a horror film, but what happens to the real life survivor after the interviews, interrogations, and movie deals? This book explores what life is like after surviving a traumatic experience. There are obvious nods to classic horror movies such as Halloween, Scream, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, and more.
As a fan of horror films, I expected this book to be filled with action, adventure, and thrills. While the book eventually delivered that, I felt as though a good chunk of it fell flat. The book opens with its first session, and Hendrix does a great job at making the reader question everything. The book is told from Lynette’s perspective and he makes sure to detail every single thing that others may consider “weird” that she does as a result of her traumatic experience. Once it is known that someone is going after The Final Girls, Lynette does everything in her power to warn the others.
I appreciated Lynette’s drive and ambition. She was told she was crazy and that she was never a real Final Girl by so many, but that never stopped her from wanting to keep everyone safe. I wish we had gotten to learn a bit more about the other character’s backstory, rather than getting a few details pointing you towards which movie they’d survive from. Nevertheless, Hendrix’s writing style is wonderful as always. Although I wanted more from this book, I can still appreciate the story. If you are a fan of slasher movies, I still recommend checking this book out. Order this book today on Amazon.
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