Monday, May 16, 2016
My Best Friend's Exorcism
I got to read the book as an advanced reader copy and meet the author. I loved this book but hell if I know where to shelve it in the store. It's as if Judy Blume, Stephen King and Christopher Moore got together for cocktails and decided to write a book. It's fun. It's quirky. It's a hell of a ride, and we have it in stock.
A heartwarming story of friendship and demonic possession. The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act different. She's moody. She's irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she's nearby. Abby's investigation leads her to some startling discoveries and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: "Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?" Like an unholy hybrid of "Beaches" and "The Exorcist," "My Best Friend's Exorcism" blends teen angst, adolescent drama, unspeakable horrors, and a mix of 80s pop songs into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller.