My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fifth grade, when they bonded over a shared love of E.T., roller-skating parties, and scratch-and-sniff stickers. But when they arrive at high school, things change. Gretchen begins to act…different. And as the strange coincidences and bizarre behavior start to pile up, Abby realizes there’s only one possible explanation: Gretchen, her favorite person in the world, has a demon living inside her. And Abby is not about to let anyone or anything come between her and her best friend. With help from some unlikely allies, Abby embarks on a quest to save Gretchen. But is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?
I honestly don’t know where to start…
This book was AMAZING!
My Best Friend’s Exorcism follows our main character, Abby, who’s best friend Gretchen gets possessed by the devil. I had originally bought this book towards the end of 2017 but put off reading it for a few reasons. One, I never was ‘in the mood’ and as I think I have mentioned before I am a HUGE mood reader. Two, I didn’t know what to expect from this one. I didn’t know if it was going to be silly or scary or even something I would be interested in reading about. However I will say that if I had read this last year it would’ve made my top three books read list easily.
I absolutely loved the friendship between Abby and Gretchen. We get an insight on how their friendship started and watched it evolve and it brought me back to when I was a child. Bullying was a major part of the book, in my opinion, and Grady Hendrix did a lovely job making the book sound very realistic. High school drama, friend drama, boyfriend drama, it was all there and he had me dive head first into this story and I loved every moment of it.
A few people I watch on BookTube recently read this book and loved it which made me want to see what all the hype was about. After I finished reading the book, however, I looked on Goodreads and saw it had a 3.88 rating and I was surprised it wasn’t higher. I did see that some of the comments thought that the book was silly and took a while to get to the point…..isn’t that every single book though??? (Getting to the point, not silly) But the thing is I didn’t get those vibes. I was hooked into the story by chapter one and I never felt like the story dragged on. Was it silly? Yes. It was but in a great way. It made the whole story more realistic because while we knew how serious the devil was and how serious it was that Gretchen was possessed by him, we also knew that nobody else knew what was going on for most of the book and people were acting like themselves.
I laughed throughout the book and I definitely shed some tears at the end of the book which was such a pleasant surprise. It made me realize how much a loved the book and how invested I became.
YES YES and YES!!!!!!! READ READ READ!!!!!!!!