Vixen My Finest Pal’s Boyfriend

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When I first saw this book, I knew that I would have to read it. Demonic possession with heavy dose of eighty’s references had been enough to really seize the attention of this old lady. Unfortunately, despite the great premise I found the e-book rather underwhelming.

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I suppose ask that aloud for an easy (or is it just groan-worthy?) snicker, but a half of the success of Hendrix’s My Best Friend’s Exorcism is that it stubbornly refuses to lock itself into one distinct genre or concept. Even with that laundry record I assume I nonetheless missed something. Abby and Gretchen have been greatest friends since grade faculty. Things go mistaken at a highschool celebration when the girls have been doing a few medicine.

It works I suppose for YA horror, and is entertaining in a cursory means, nevertheless it didn’t have compelling sufficient moments to make it really memorable like other nice horror examples from that period. As great as I discovered the nostalgia and the humor, I was a bit let down by the precise horror. I do not know if I’ve just turn into jaded by years spent as a horror fan, but except for one or two really disturbing scenes I discovered little or no of it really scary. Back to the guide, as a lifelong fan of horror films, I remember many an evening spent as a kid watching my favorite horror movies from that decade repeatedly. In many ways, this book transported me back to those days the place I discovered horror for the first time, and for that I’m extremely grateful for it. This was such a singular mix of 80s movie nostalgia, comedy and horror film tropes. Grady Hendrix’s My Best Friend’s Exorcism is nothing if not a beautiful ode to all that made horror of the late 80s and early 90s so great.

The nasty rich kids made me understand why I’m glad I’m not in highschool anymore. I imply, it’s genius stage storytelling in my opinion. Sure, my 12 year old is not going to really feel it like my husband and I do, however he relates as a kid–kids do not change. All the characters in this e-book have been nicely developed and easy to narrate to for anybody who remembers what it is like to be a pre-teen/teenager. i’d meant to only read horror books for october, regardless of the temptation of several non-horror books side-eyeing me wantonly from the stacks. and but i feel like i have already inadvertently failed in this aim by reading this one, as a end result of i wouldn’t actually classify it as “horror.” unless you’re terribly spooked out by teengirl squabbles. which might be a legit phobia with a elaborate name, however i don’t know what it is.

The 80’s references had been plentiful and enjoyable without going overboard, despite the precise fact that most of them most likely went over my head. Abby’s devotion to her greatest good friend was also touching, the way she never gave up on Gretchen despite the awful things that occurred. From the chapter titles that are all 80s track titles, to the pages rife with popular culture references from the Nineteen Eighties, this e-book is a wonderful tribute to all that made that period so memorable.

Make no mistake, this is camp horror at its finest. It’s like The Exorcist and the Scary Movie franchise had a baby, and My Best Friend’s Exorcism is the resultant baby. I discovered myself laughing way more than I anticipated, and at humorous jokes that I felt had been rather well developed and conveyed.

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