My Best Friend's Exorcism (No Spoilers)

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Hello I'm back with another book review.
This is in a listicle form because I feel like it’s the easiest way to digest information, most especially since I don’t want to spoil it for you. 

I bought the book because it was such a steal and I have no idea as to why the bookstore sold it for half of it’s price when it was still in its perfect condition. Well Jamie, if you’re reading this, which I know you aren’t, I actually got this book for half the price, it had a tag that said “Shhhhhh don’t tell the author.”

What is it about? 
“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?” 
— Goodreads 

Here are my inputs in no particular order: 
  1. It can pass for a film: I already have it in mind, how it's gonna look and where it's going to be shot. The author made it so descriptive that I am currently slumping around, waiting for the film as early as today. It’s set in the 80’s and I  love how they incorporated 80's music too. It was so detailed that i felt like I was in the backseat, singing along.
  2. It grasps your attention. It takes me like a long time settling on any book because I get bored right away. It even took me like 2 months to finally get this book from my shelf and read, so know that how the book starts is very very important to keep me going. Just get past the first page of the book and you’re good. 
  3. Her possession however was gray, I mean okay, I knew she got possessed because the book is about it, but if it wasn't, I wouldn't have been able to grasp the idea that oh, she was already possessed. Either I wasn’t paying too much attention, or it was really intended to be that way. 
  4. There are a few characters that I don't like, i.e Margaret’s boyfriend, the Lemon brothers and Gretchen’s parents. I really don't get where they're coming from, like how they could think in that particular manner. Gretchen’s parents are very conservative by the way, but then this one's overrated, they slapped their kid for singing so loudly in the the stairs when they have visitors like what the fuck is that, so anyway you don’t even have the time to give off hate to the mean girl or lets say the antagonist whom I thought was Margaret because of all the annoying characters present, it’s like you’d rather be with Margaret than her boyfriend.  
  5. One time, I was reading it at 11 PM on a weekday and the birds started flying in and I felt like the evil thingies just started, I had to stop because I knew I wouldn’t be able to sleep. It does contain really creepy parts. 
  6. There’s just so much foreplay going around though, which made me think perhaps the author did it on purpose to hype the readers? Was the hype worth it? Not really, so now it made me think it was kinda dragging. I feel like there were a lot of irrelevant parts but they had to do it for the build up. It’s not like your usual horror movie wherin a monster will pop out of nowhere in the first 15 minutes. The book is not as intense like The Conjuring, though I’d want to read a book that’s as fast as that —so if you know of any please do tell me right away. There are scary parts here but there are breathers as well, so if you’re too chicken, this book okay as long as you read it during the day. 
  7. Do I like the ending? Yes, it’s, super chill, sad but chill, I mean, I can’t think of a better way to end it but it makes you say, awwwe. Will I recommend this book? Definitely, it’s not your average exorcism book and it’s very reader friendly, assuming that you’re not a fan of books, so yeah you’ll be ayt with this, most especially since it's an easy read. Whether you’re a bookworm or not, you'll like this for sure. 4/5 for this one! 
I really like making book and film reviews, is there any way I could do this for a living? Till next time! 

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