Friday, January 20, 2017

Review : My Best Friends Exorcism

My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

Genre: Horror, Paranormal, Young Adult
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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?
Abby and Gretchen have been friends through thick and thin and after a bizarre night things things take a turn for the worse and it all seems to lead to Gretchen. But after some talk and how the whole situation seems to be reminding them about an old story about a satanic group, Abby is convinced that Gretchen is possessed. Abby isnt one to let go of Gretchen and will do everything she can to save her friend.

The title alone peaked my interest. It was all I needed to know when it came to the book. So here the thing my only issue with the book was the pacing, it was really slow. Like really slow. It wasn't until I was maybe 80 pages in that things started to pick up but then again it was really slow happening. It was pretty much the reason it took me a bit of time to get to that point. Normally I'm a fast reader and it took me like 2 weeks to get to that 80 page point because I really didn't have much of an interest. There really wasn't much holding me to really sit down and continue to read.

When it was clear on what was going on at a certain point and Abby was trying to get help for her friends. That's when things started to get interesting and at that point I just couldn't put the book down, I just needed to keep going to see what happens next. I enjoyed the characters. I loved that Abby was very loyal, too loyal if you ask me. I don't konw if I was in her shoes I wouldn't had gone as far as things went, especially when it was starting to twist around on her like that.I loved that the characters were unpredictable flip flopping their attitude towards one situation or a person. I thought it was interesting how the few chapters in the ending went down. I didn't really make assumptions when it came to a book like this because it was the first time I'd come across this type of book but I thought that it was a pretty good enough ending. It just felt complete and that there was nothing else to be done after.

Overall it was a unique book and I did end up liking the book. If I had to rate it, it would be 3.5 stars I liked it but it wasn't were I loved it and would read it again. It was pretty good.

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