My Best Friend’s Exorcism

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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?


“National treasure Grady Hendrix follows his classic account of a haunted IKEA-like furniture showroom [...] with a nostalgia-soaked ghost story, MY BEST FRIEND'S EXORCISM.”

The Wall Street Journal

“This book packs all the magic of a summer horror flick.”


“The rare exorcism book that will make you cry, My Best Friend’s Exorcism is both a truly scary tale and a loving tribute to high school friendship.”


"This particular horror story is a love letter to the 1980s and to the power of friendship between women."

Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

“Think Mean Girls with demonic possession, set in 1988 Charleston. It’s funny, it’s heart-wrenching, it’s even a little spiritual, in a very strange way.”

Southern Living Magazine

“Hendrix's fusion of teen angst, '80s pop culture, and the power of true friendship is a treat.”


"My Best Friend’s Exorcism is a stand-out book with dark and twisted moments of humor that will appeal to almost any reader."

Grimdark Magazine

"As a whole, this novel truly surprised me as I was expecting YA-light-fare with suspenseful and supernatural events, but instead, My Best Friend’s Exorcism is a suitable Halloween narrative that digs deep into interpersonal friend relationships and demonized-exorcism circumstances to satisfy anyone with 80s-horror-nostalgia."


“Take The Exorcist, add some hair spray and wine coolers, and enroll it in high school in 1988 — that’ll give you MY BEST FRIEND'S EXORCISM [..] .Campy. Heartfelt. Horrifying.”

Minnesota Public Radio

“Clever, heartfelt, and get-under-your-skin unnerving.”


"Deceptively linear, but entirely different and gory and creepy and funny."

Here's the Fucking Twist

"Grady Hendrix made it to my “auto buy” list after I read his first book, and it doesn’t look like he’s giving up that spot any time soon. If you like your horror mixed with humor, nostalgia, and a story about how powerful friendship can be, you don’t want to miss this book."

The Speculative Herald