Book recommendation for those who liked stranger things
The Netflix series “Stranger Things” started in 2016 became huge success and got worldwide recognition. The story revolves around a chemical factory and a group of Friends. It was quite clear from the very first season that the “Stranger things” is largely inspired by Stephen King books. Today we have made 10 book recommendation for those who liked stranger things.
10 Book recommendation for those who liked stranger things
- MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM BY GRADY HENDRIX
- THE BODY BY STEPHEN KING
- WHITE IS FOR WITCHING BY HELEN OYEYEMI
- SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES BY RAY BRADBURY
- THE POWER BY NAOMI ALDERMAN
- THE BALLAD OF BLACK TOM BY VICTOR LAVALLE
- SAWKILL GIRLS BY CLAIRE LEGRAND
- LET THE RIGHT ONE IN BY JOHN AJVIDE LINDQVIST
- THE LOST GIRLS OF CAMP FOREVERMORE BY KIM FU
- MEDDLING KIDS BY EDGAR CANTERO
MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM BY GRADY HENDRIX
Look no farther than this rad book if you want some ’80s nostalgia and a tale of pals banding together to stave off paranormal forces. Gretchen, Abby’s best friend, starts acting strangely, and Abby becomes certain that Gretchen is being controlled by a demon. Abby will have to rely on the strength of friendship to free Gretchen from the devil’s grasp because no one else believes her. Stay for the amazing depiction of teenage female friendship; come for the demonic possession. We can only hope that Max and El from Stranger Things become as devoted friends as Gretchen and Abby.
THE BODY BY STEPHEN KING
Many Stephen King books could be recommended about Stranger Things. King’s writing serves as some of the inspiration for the television series. If you want to read another tale about a young girl with magical skills, try Carrie. Or read It if you’d want to learn about a group of young pals who must battle a supernatural foe. The emphasis on friendship and growing up makes this 1982 novella the greatest King book for lovers of Stranger Things. And certainly, there is a strong element of nostalgia, though King’s nostalgia is more for the 1950s than the 1980s.
WHITE IS FOR WITCHING BY HELEN OYEYEMI
The narrative of fraternal twins Miranda and Eliot Silver, who reside with their father in an English bed and breakfast, is called White is for Witching. The mansion is governed by paranormal powers that have been haunting the ladies in the silver family for decades, so this isn’t your typical bed and breakfast. Miranda feels more connected to the weirdness of the place the longer she spends there. And the more it weakens her, the more. Fair warning: the themes of this book are significantly worse than those of Stranger Things, but the protagonist, who is maturing while learning terrible dark magic secrets everywhere around her, definitely gave me the feels.
SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES BY RAY BRADBURY
William Halloway and Jim Nightshade, both 13, are each other’s closest pals (around the same age as the kids in Stranger Things). The two youngsters get entangled in the mystery when an odd carnival arrives in town. They quickly find themselves engaged in a horrifying battle with terrible forces that go far beyond their wildest imaginations. Fans of Stranger Things might enjoy this novel because it is a traditional coming-of-age story with a sinister twist.
THE POWER BY NAOMI ALDERMAN
What if every young girl in the world awoke one day with abilities akin to El’s from Stranger Things? The novel by Naomi Alderman is based on this idea. Alderman envisions a future in which women have superhuman abilities and can utilize electric currents to manipulate males and, in essence, take over the planet. This is the world of The Power. This novel is for you if you’re looking for something that’s similar to Stranger Things but also offers an engaging look at gender and feminism.
THE BALLAD OF BLACK TOM BY VICTOR LAVALLE
The television show Stranger Things has several Cthulhu mythological influences. Because of this, this list would be incomplete without a Lovecraftian work. The Horror at Red Hook by H.P. Lovecraft is retold in this novella by LaValle. When Charles Thomas Tester accidentally unlocks the gateway to dark magic and awakens the Sleeping King by giving an occult book to a recluse woman in Queens who turns out to be a sorceress.
SAWKILL GIRLS BY CLAIRE LEGRAND
Teenage girls are going missing on the little island of Saw kill Rock, and the police don’t seem to be able to (or want to) do anything about it. Because of this, three girls—Marion, Zoey, and Val—who are each connected to the disappearances differently—decide to act independently. There are several positive aspects of this novel that make it comparable to Stranger Things.
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN BY JOHN AJVIDE LINDQVIST
With this book, we’ll travel back to the early 1980s in Sweden for a dark and atmospheric vampire narrative. Oskar, a 12-year-old boy who makes friends with Eli, a young vampire child, is the protagonist of the novel. The relationship between Oskar and Eli is strikingly similar to the friendship-turned-romance between Mike and El in Stranger things, even though Eli is much deadlier than El.
THE LOST GIRLS OF CAMP FOREVERMORE BY KIM FU
The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore is a must-read whether your favourite aspects of Stranger Things are the childhood friendships, the coming-of-age narratives, or the idea of children banding together to survive against all odds. Five girls are lost while camping in Camp Forevermore in this character-driven story. We follow each girl’s journey as she recovers from this common traumatic experience and goes on to become an adult with her accomplishments and failings.
MEDDLING KIDS BY EDGAR CANTERO
Meddling Kids is the ideal mash-up of Scooby-Doo, H.P. Lovecraft, and the Hardy Boys, and yes, it also has that charmingly retro vibe that fans of Stranger Things can’t help but adore. In 1977, the Blyton Summer Detective Club, a group of young people, solved their most recent case. Or so they believed. The group is still together in 1990, but everyone is handling their childhood trauma in a different way (or not). Nate is in a facility, Amy is engaging in denial, and Peter, sadly, passed away from a drug overdose. Kerri suffers from night terrors. The dreadful thought that they all made a mistake in the previous case still plagues them all.
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