My Best Friend’s Exorcism is a clever horror book that doesn’t shy away from also tugging on the ol’ heartstrings as well from time to time. This is a book that going by the cover is really playing off of 80’s nostalgia. I mean, heck, the cover looks like an old VHS tape and that right there got my attention. They usually say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but I think you can look at the awesome cover this one has and go in expecting it to also deliver on the content as well. While the book obviously is a horror based affair, the main story and point of the entire book seems to be about friendship. In this case, it is the friendship of Abby and Gretchen, who are sophomores in high school. One day they are out for some harmless skinny dipping that doesn’t go as expected and then the next thing we know that friendship is put to the test as it becomes a battle between good old-fashioned friendship and the Devil (This IS a book about an Exorcism after all). The book delivers for fans of the 80’s as it gives off that same retro vibe that many people are being drawn to today in many other forms of entertainment. Like Stranger Things for Example. The story comes at you in a very fast pace fashion and it never seems to overly draw out, which is always a good thing. If you really want a comparison to anything, I’d call it a mix between the Twilight Zone and something from R.L. Stine, but it would be way more Fear Street than Goosebumps. My Best Friend’s Exorcism ends up being a solid and quick read with a good message that is covered with just enough horror to make it appealing to probably anyone who’s reading anything on this site.
The book is published by Quirk Books. It is a quick 336 pages and can be purchased by clicking the link here.
My Best Friend's Exorcism