We Got the Read!

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This book comes out on May 17th!

It has horror, and it is funny!

Eighties mentions make it retro,

Help you go back in time…

We got the read!

We got the read!

We got the read!

Yeah, you’ve gotta read…

[Author’s note: Lyrics to be read to the ’80s classic “We’ve Got the Beat” by the Go-Gos]

[Author’s note 2: These lyrics are the sole creation of author Bambi Quim, and therefore are not actually quoting anyone.]

My Best Friend’s Exorcism, by Grady Hendrix, comes out Tuesday, May 17th. And you should read it.

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It’s SO good, you guys.

An homage to the ’80s, in general, as well as horror movies, in particular, My Best Friend’s Exorcism is funny, whimsical, and wonderful. Narrated by Abby Rivers, the story details her friendship with Gretchen Lang, which began in fourth grade at a roller disco party, spending a particular amount of time detailing the trial of that friendship in high school, when Gretchen is possessed.

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Where friendships are forged, and glittery balls litter the walls with sparkles

If you are a John Hughes fan (ignoring She’s Having a Baby, which is just awful), if you know who Tiffany, Flock of Seagulls, and Duran Duran are, if you understand the difference between ’80s Madonna and ’90s Madonna (and have maybe even seen Desperately Seeking Susan), or can sing along with the undeniably fabulous rap scene from Teen Witch, you not only should read this book. You need to read this book.

I adored this book, guys. The writing is fairly decent, but it is the references, the slang, and the warm feelings created by evoking an earlier time and an authentic friendship between Abby and Gretchen that makes this book a must-read.

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#mustread #clearyourschedule

So now that you all know you need to read this book, tell me your favorite ’80s movie, music, or book, in the comments! Then, schedule your Tuesday to make sure you can snag a copy of My Best Friend’s Exorcism.

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#readme #topthat
Roller skates: ManekiNeko at the English language Wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
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