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My Best Friend's Exorcism: A Novel

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It's as much a novel about navigating the social minefield of adolescent friendships and peer relationships as it is about possession.

In Charleston, the day you become an adult is the day you learn to ignore your neighbor’s drunk driving and focus instead on whether he submitted a paint-color change proposal to the Board of Architectural Review. My instincts tell me this book was written as an homage to the 80's and the silly fun that the horror genre provided at that time. Straight away I was enamoured with Gretchen and Abby's friendship, it felt born out of necessity and Hendrix creates a world for the reader where this is the most natural friendship in the world. My Best Friend's Exorcism ] makes a convincing case for [Hendrix's] powers as a sharp observer of human behavior, filtered through a fun genre conceit that doesn't skimp on the spooky--or the bodily fluids. It s clever, heartfelt, and get-under-your-skin unnerving without succumbing to any of the more predictable exorcism story tropes things happen in this book that you will not expect.You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

This is a quick, fun - though as stated, also disturbing and disgusting, read that any horror reader will appreciate.

Devilishly mean HS girls and cliques are elements that most of us can relate to and the “faith and fitness” show was classic. One night, out in a cabin by the lake, something happens to Gretchen that cannot be explained and she became someone Abby doesn't recognise. This is about what you would think: a snarky and fun pseudo spoof of an exorcist themed horror / black comedy.

The story does drag a bit when it comes to the teen angst and nonsense in lieu of the barfing of pea soup, but eventually readers do get the scene they’ve been waiting the whole book for . La narrativa es muy ágil y abarca muchos temas desde la adolescencia, con todos los cambios que ello acarrea, las malas decisiones, las locuras típicas de la edad, hasta las diferencias entre las capas sociales, porque gran parte de la trama se enmarca en un instituto de niños pijos donde Abby puede estudiar gracias a una beca, de este modo lo tendrá más difícil que sus compañeros adinerados que todo lo pueden con ayuda de sus padres a golpe de talonario, para que crean su versión de los extraños hechos que se están sucediendo y quién se encuentra detrás de ellos. I am doing that because this book is disturbing, disgusting and extremely amusing and books that can pull off that combo are rare indeed.Primero, porque desde el primer instante nos enteramos cual será el núcleo de la historia y eso le resta tensión narrativa para conectar el misterio con el lector sobre lo que le puede estar pasando a Gretchen, la amiga de Abby, así que allí ya pierde peso argumental. 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.

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