[ #promo] Wow, this book. THIS BIZARRE AND HAUNTING BOOK. When I was in high school, Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower really helped me get a grip on my own inner demons, and it helped me accept myself and my differences with my other classmates in school. That being said, when I heard Chbosky was releasing a book 20 years later, I was curious about it's conception. After reading the synopsis; seeing it as a literary horror/supernatural tale of epic proportions, I knew I needed to get my hands on it!
Imaginary Friend focuses on seven-year old Christopher Reese and his mother Kate. Due to character count, you can find my synopsis breakdown on Goodreads. I have never read anything more original than Imaginary Friend . It's clearly a vision that Chbosky held onto for awhile before being able to accurately portray it properly. The imagery in Imaginary Friend is hands down some of the best I've ever read—the beautiful and vivid descriptions and story telling not only amazed me, but let my mind escape into this world. I was completely engulfed and let my imagination run wild with the story. I truly feel that this book has some of the best storytelling that I ever read in my entire life. For 80% of the book, it proved to be one of the most interesting and compelling novels—a sure way to claim the role as my favorite book ever. The ending will surely polarize readers and I’d like to hear your thoughts about it when you’re finished! Sliiiide into my DMs!
Overall, Imaginary Friend is a phenomenal story that readers will definitely be sure to enjoy this fall. I would LOVE to see this book become a movie, because I really think there's never been a story like this before. When you read it, please let me know because I need someone to talk to about it! This book will resonate with me for some time. RATING: 4 stars, PUB: 10/1