Soon to be a major motion picture.
This ENHANCED DIGITAL EDITION features TONS of TOTALLY AWESOME ’80s bonus materials—including Satanic Panic educational pamphlets, a do-it-yourself exorcism cheat sheet, a Spotify playlist of awesome ’80s tunes, animated cover artwork, and much more!
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, this unholy hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist blends teen angst and unspeakable horrors into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller.
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?
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
They say high school can be hellish, and in this fast-paced horror story, that’s certainly true. In 1988, longtime teen BFFs Gretchen and Abby make a serious mistake when they decide to try LSD at a sleepover—and Gretchen goes missing in the woods. When she finally reappears, she’s acting very strangely. As Gretchen’s behavior goes from bad to way worse, Abby faces the ultimate friendship test: taking on literal evil. Grady Hendrix’s thrilling and grotesque story had us totally hooked, and the copious ’80s pop-culture references he sprinkles in throughout are tons of fun. (The chapter titles are brilliantly taken from songs by Blondie, Madonna, and Simple Minds.) Fans of Stranger Things and It will adore this seriously creepy yet hilarious and nostalgic tale.
Really great story about friendship
Not really too scary but it was a good Halloween story about friendship. I read it in 3 days
i haven’t finished it yet, but the writing is very well done and it gave me the chills
I’ll preface this by saying I am a Charlestonian who grew up attending the school that Albermarle Academy is based on. The book is fast quick fun however I most thoroughly enjoyed the trip back to the Charleston I grew up in.