It's BEACHES meets THE EXORCIST in this heartwarming & horrifying coming-of-age novel by author Grady Hendrix (Horrorstor, Quirk, 2014). Two high school BFFs find their friendship tested when one of them is possessed by a demon. Abby and Gretchen have been BFFs 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 occurrences begin to pile up, Abby realizes there is only one possible explanation: Her best friend Gretchen, her favorite person in the world, has a demon living inside her. And Abby is not going 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? This book has all the creepy, eerie, and horrific scenes that you'll expect from the author of the haunted-IKEA satire HORRORSTOR... But it's also grounded by a very real, very human relationship between Abby and Gretchen, the BFFs at the heart of the story. There will likely be some kind of cool, 80s-high-school themed design element to the package that we haven't figured out yet. HORRORSTOR has been acquired by The Jackal Group to be developed as a series for television. The Jackal Group is a production entity that is a co-venture between the Fox Networks Group and producer Gail Berman (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel). Berman will executive produce along with Quirk CEO David Borgenicht; Grady Hendrix will serve as a consultant to the project.


  • 336 pages
  • 6.3 x 9.3 inches
  • 2 colors
  • Paperback

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  • French
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