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To be honest, Abby and Gretchen’s friendship is meant to be the theme of this story as much because the actual exorcism itself. I really enjoyed this element of the book, reading about the how the 2 women met at a roller skating rink and the greatest way they bonded over a shared love of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, teen journal quizzes, and Phil Collins songs.

I suppose ask that aloud for an easy (or is it simply groan-worthy?) laugh, but a part of the success of Hendrix’s My Best Friend’s Exorcism is that it stubbornly refuses to lock itself into one distinct genre or thought. Even with that laundry listing I assume I still missed something. Abby and Gretchen have been best associates since grade faculty. Things go wrong at a highschool get together when the women have been doing a couple of medication.

Like Ernest Clines’ good Ready Player One, we will also kick back with some 80s trivia as the entire chapter headings are 80s songs. Anyway, these minor quibbles aside, I enjoyed My Best Friend’s Exorcism quite a bit. I’ll be studying extra of Grady Hendrix’s fiction. i appreciated so many issues on this book – it gets 100 stars for design. i love the cover of the paperback, but sadly it does not embody all the yearbook signatures of the hardcover, of which i significantly like abby’s, whose P.S. means one factor before you read the guide and one far more particular thing after, and is the part that made me get as close to emotional as i can when reading.

Make no mistake, that is camp horror at its best. It’s like The Exorcist and the Scary Movie franchise had a baby, and My Best Friend’s Exorcism is the resultant child. I discovered myself laughing way more than I anticipated, and at humorous jokes that I felt have been really well developed and conveyed.

The nasty wealthy kids made me understand why I’m glad I’m not in high school anymore. I imply, it is genius degree storytelling for my part. Sure, my 12 year old is not going to feel it like my husband and I do, however he relates as a kid–kids do not change. All the characters in this guide were properly developed and easy to narrate to for anybody who remembers what it is wish to be a pre-teen/teenager. i’d supposed to solely learn horror books for october, regardless of the temptation of a quantity of non-horror books side-eyeing me wantonly from the stacks. and yet i feel like i’ve already inadvertently failed in this aim by reading this one, as a outcome of i wouldn’t actually classify it as “horror.” until you may be terribly spooked out by teengirl squabbles. which might be a legit phobia with a elaborate name, however i don’t know what it’s.

It’s right here that he makes a determined ploy to maintain his friend interested, by stripping naked and going skinny-dipping. Ellen comes by to confront Vlad, only for him to counter her anger by asking her out. Surprisingly, she accepts, complicated Michael who thought they had the higher hand. Another classic trope of the “gay finest friend” is to be the one who should “talk sense” to the feminine lead. This was the entire idea behind the popular Sassy Gay Friend YouTube series from over a decade in the past. However, virtually instantaneously Michael shrugs and joins them in the water.

It works I suppose for YA horror, and is entertaining in a cursory way, nevertheless it didn’t have compelling sufficient moments to make it really memorable like other nice horror examples from that era. As nice as I found the nostalgia and the humor, I was a bit let down by the actual horror. I do not know if I’ve just become jaded by years spent as a horror fan, however aside from one or two really disturbing scenes I found very little of it really scary. Back to the book, as a lifelong fan of horror films, I bear in mind many an evening spent as a child watching my favourite horror films from that decade repeatedly. In many ways, this guide transported me again to those days where I found horror for the first time, and for that I’m extremely grateful for it. This was such a singular blend of 80s film nostalgia, comedy and horror film tropes. Grady Hendrix’s My Best Friend’s Exorcism is nothing if not an exquisite ode to all that made horror of the late 80s and early 90s so great.