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My best friend's exorcism - NE (Littérature ado) par [Grady Hendrix, Sarah Dali]

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My best friend's exorcism - NE (Littérature ado) Format Kindle

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The exorcist is dead.
     Abby sits in her office and stares at the email, then clicks the blue link. It takes her to the homepage of the paper she still thinks of as the News and Courier, even though it changed its name fifteen years ago. There’s the exorcist floating in the middle of her screen, balding and with a ponytail, smiling at the camera in a blurry headshot the size of a postage stamp. Abby’s jaw aches and her throat gets tight. She doesn’t realize she’s stopped breathing.
     The exorcist was driving some lumber up to Lakewood and stopped on I-95 to help a tourist change his tire. He was tightening the lug nuts when a Dodge Caravan swerved onto the shoulder and hit him full-on. He died before the ambulance arrived. The woman driving the minivan had three different painkillers in her system—four if you included Bud Light. She was charged with driving under the influence.
     “Highways or dieways,” Abby thinks. “The choice is yours.”
     It pops into her head, a catchphrase she doesn’t even remember she remembered, but in that instant she doesn’t know how she ever forgot. Those highway safety billboards covered South Carolina when she was in high school; and in that instant, her office, the conference call she has at eleven, her apartment, her mortgage, her divorce, her daughter—none of it matters.
     It’s twenty years ago and she’s bombing over the old bridge in a crapped-out Volkswagen Rabbit, windows down, radio blasting UB40, the air sweet and salty in her face. She turns her head to the right and sees Gretchen riding shotgun, the wind tossing her blond hair, shoes off, sitting Indian style on the seat, and they’re singing along to the radio at the top of their tuneless lungs. It’s April 1988 and the world belongs to them.
     For Abby, “friend” is a word whose sharp corners have been worn smooth by overuse. “I’m friends with the guys in IT,” she might say, or “I’m meeting some friends after work.”
     But she remembers when the word “friend” could draw blood. She and Gretchen spent hours ranking their friendships, trying to determine who was a best friend and who was an everyday friend, debating whether anyone could have two best friends at the same time, writing each other’s names over and over in purple ink, buzzed on the dopamine high of belonging to someone else, having a total stranger choose you, someone who wanted to know you, another person who cared that you were alive.
     She and Gretchen were best friends, and then came that fall. And they fell.
     And the exorcist saved her life.
     Abby still remembers high school, but she remembers it as images, not events. She remembers effects, but she’s gotten fuzzy on the causes. Now it’s all coming back in an unstoppable flood. The sound of screaming on the Lawn. The owls. The stench in Margaret’s room. Good Dog Max. The terrible thing that happened to Glee. But most of all, she remembers what happened to Gretchen and how everything got so fucked up back in 1988, the year her best friend was possessed by the devil.
--Ce texte fait référence à l'édition kindle_edition.

Revue de presse

“National treasure Grady Hendrix follows his classic account of a haunted IKEA-like furniture showroom, Horrorstor (2014), with a nostalgia-soaked ghost story, My Best Friend’s Exorcism.”—The Wall Street Journal

“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.”—
Fangoria 

“A touching story of high school friendship and, well, demonic possession.”—
Bloody Disgusting
 
“Terrific...Sharply written...[
My Best Friend’s Exorcism] makes a convincing case for [Hendrix’s] powers as a sharp observer of human behavior, filtered through a fun genre conceit that doesn’t skimp on the spooky—or the bodily fluids.”—The A.V. Club
 
“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
 
“The perfect mix of '80s nostalgia and scares.”—
POPSUGAR

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

“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.”—Hypable 
 

“If you’re looking for a good summer book, something for the beach or the back porch that won’t insult your intelligence, one that’s tense and sometimes scary and sometimes funny, with characters you may even come to like and admire as they come of age, keep My Best Friend’s Exorcism in mind.”—SFFWorld

More praise for Grady Hendrix:
“Pure, demented delight.”—
The New York Times Book Review, on Paperbacks from Hell

Horrorstör delivers a crisp terror-tale...[and] Hendrix strikes a nice balance between comedy and horror.”—The Washington Post, on Horrorstör

“Hendrix’s darkest novel yet will leave readers begging for an encore.”—
Booklist, starred review, on We Sold Our Souls

“A true appreciation of the genre.”—
Los Angeles Times, on Paperbacks from Hell

“An inventive, hilarious haunted house tale.”—
Bustle, on Horrorstör
 
“A good, creepy, music-tinged thriller.”—
CNET, on We Sold Our Souls --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition kindle_edition.

Détails sur le produit

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07H385FMW
  • Éditeur ‏ : ‎ Editions Milan (17 octobre 2018)
  • Langue ‏ : ‎ Français
  • Taille du fichier ‏ : ‎ 2867 KB
  • Synthèse vocale ‏ : ‎ Activée
  • Lecteur d’écran  ‏ : ‎ Pris en charge
  • Confort de lecture ‏ : ‎ Activé
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Non activé
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée  ‏ : ‎ 395 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence  ‏ : ‎ 1594748624
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Mark West
4,0 sur 5 étoiles Friendship in the 80s
Commenté au Royaume-Uni le 1 mars 2019
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Chelley Toy - TalesOfYesterday
5,0 sur 5 étoiles A well crafted horror plot!
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5,0 sur 5 étoiles A well crafted horror plot!
Commenté au Royaume-Uni le 6 juin 2021
Friendships, demonic possession, troubled families, fan girling demon hunters, 80s pop culture, a slow build of horrific grossness and full of humour. I LOVED this book!

One hazy teenage fuelled summer evening a spontaneous drug induced skinny dip goes wrong. Gretchen goes missing in the woods. She is found the next day by her friends naked and afraid. But there’s something a little different. Boy has Gretchen let herself go a little! Why is she acting so weird? What is that smell? Why do all the parents and teachers not give damn?! Can the bonds of friendship survive when your friend may possessed by a demon?!

As you would expect there are some gross scenes. One in particular really got me. However this book it not outright horrifically gory. It builds slowly and with warning. Shout out to Brother Christian Lemon! The biggest Demon fan girl EVER!!!! He weirdly stole my heart….it was the white van with whips and chains!

This is also a story of friendship. The female friendships are captured so perfectly ... it gave me all the feels and you really root for them. You see the bond that is created between these two girls, Abby and Gretchen, from Abbys 10th ET themed roller disco party. I loved this aspect of the book. I may have done a little cry at the end too!

80s pop culture references aplenty. It’s not forced and all flows naturally into the narrative setting the scene and tone instantly transporting you back. Very cinematic. A kind of homage to the 80s and 80s horror. The 80s song title chapter headings were perfection and fitted the narrative of the chapters perfectly.

That VHS 80s style cover! Judge this book by its awesome cover and you will be in for a winner! It does exactly what it says on the tin!

Stranger Things meets Heather’s crossed with The Exorcist and with the emotional pull of Beaches. Witty dialogue, great characters, friendships, and a well crafted horror plot. What more can I say other than I can’t wait for the film!
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Noelle Kelly
5,0 sur 5 étoiles Can the devil come between two best friends?
Commenté au Royaume-Uni le 14 janvier 2019
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Naomi Fendell
4,0 sur 5 étoiles Creepy, chilling and amazing
Commenté au Royaume-Uni le 20 janvier 2021
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4,0 sur 5 étoiles Creepy, chilling and amazing
Commenté au Royaume-Uni le 20 janvier 2021
Abby and Gretchen have been friends forever, they have a friendship others can only be envious of. One night, out in a cabin by the lake, something happens to Gretchen that cannot be explained and she became someone Abby doesn't recognise. Will Abby find out what happened? Or is Gretchen lost forever?

Well, I am definitely glad I picked this up! Another of my "I deserve a treat" books I bought before Christmas, this has been on my list for such a long time after seeing so many readers online love it. Hendrix seems to be a creator of wacky and weird novels with outstanding covers, this particular book has a cover that encapsulates the spooky 80s horror film posters of our past and sets the tone of the novel before you even read the first page.

Straight away I was enamoured with Gretchen and Abby's friendship, it felt born out of necessity and Hendrix creates a world for the reader where this is the most natural friendship in the world. Not only was their connection so powerful, individually they were very compelling characters. They harboured real teenage fears and wanted to protect each other from harm, but also they wanted to be slightly rebellious and make a name for themselves - a true depiction of teenage years we've grown past. Similarly, the cast of characters surrounding them felt realistic and well-rounded, making the entire illusion of reality from this novel as solid as a rock.

What I have come to realise is that Hendrix does creepy extremely well. This horror was a slow burn that gradually built up the fear and worries for Abby and the reader. Gretchen's downward spiral progressed at a steady rate that just creeped me out, her actions and obliviousness to her appearance made me extremely nervous, what was going to happen? What had already happened? When there was a sudden switch back to presentable and perfect Gretchen I felt like I had whiplash but I was even more creeped out by this! I was mentally telling Abby to get as far away as possible from Gretchen, Hendrix made her feel like such a real character that reading her interactions made my skin crawl.

We've all seen 'The Exorcism' yes? Well, this was even weirder than that. It felt a little forced in the book, I mean, I know that is what the whole book is about, it is called 'My Best Friend's Exorcism' and all but when we got to it there just seemed to be an overwhelming level of "this could have been done differently". Eventually, when the exorcist leaves Abby alone with Gretchen things start to turn around for me, I fell back in love with their friendship and the powerful bond Hendrix had created for them. Underneath all of the bad-mouthing and arguments they had had, Hendrix keeps those strings attached and plays on each one bringing the reader back to root for a possessed Gretchen's recovery.

Despite my unhappiness with the titular scene, I actually really loved this. It was gritty, real, heartwarming and heartbreaking all at the same time. I wanted nothing more than to re-read it immediately.
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4,0 sur 5 étoiles Hendrix gold
Commenté au Royaume-Uni le 24 novembre 2021
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