Imaginary Friend (Hardback)
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Imaginary Friend (Hardback)

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Hardback 720 Pages / Published: 01/10/2019
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Waterstones Says

Fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower have been waiting for Chbosky’s second novel for twenty years, and Imaginary Friend certainly doesn’t disappoint. An epic narrative that takes in unexplained disappearance and the fractured bonds of family, this is a literary chiller that marks one of the publishing events of the year.

An epic literary event twenty years in the making: the new novel from Stephen Chbosky - author of multi-million copy sensation The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Kate Reese is a single mother fleeing an abusive relationship by starting over in a new town, with her young son Christopher. But Mill Grove, Pennsylvania, is not the safe place they thought it would be...

Their world begins to unravel after Christopher vanishes into the Mission Street Woods - where 50 years earlier an eerily similar disappearance occurred. When he emerges six days later, unharmed but not unchanged, he brings with him a secret: a voice only he can hear and a warning of tragedy to come.

What follows is a moving, thrilling, chilling modern masterpiece - a work of towering imagination and emotional depth which unfolds on an epic canvas.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409184805
Number of pages: 720
Weight: 1000 g
Dimensions: 236 x 154 x 50 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Imaginary Friend says that no matter how dark the places you have been or the things you have seen, no one and nothing and nowhere is beyond redemption. What is astonishing and laugh-out-loud genius is that Chbosky has disguised all this wisdom in an entertaining thriller. In true Stephen Chbosky style, he gives you the bran and the doughnut. Spiritual enlightenment and horror. I don't know how he did it. But he did it. It's a masterpiece * Emma Watson *
A haunting and thrilling novel pulsing with the radical empathy that makes Chbosky's work so special * John Green, author of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS *
Sure, this unputdownable book is the scariest thing I've read in a long time. But it's also, like everything Chbosky does, imbued with heart and soul. You'll fall in love with these characters. That's why they stay with you, like a haunting * R.J. Palacio, author of global #1 bestseller WONDER *
Imaginary Friend is a simply extraordinary reading experience. Utterly unique. A tremendous read, every bit worth the wait * Blake Crouch, author of DARK MATTER and THE WAYWARD PINES Trilogy *
An unputdownable, extraordinary book. The pages practically turn themselves * Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen, #1 NYT Bestsellers of THE WIFE BETWEEN US *
Imaginary Friend has been a long time coming. And like a fine Bordeaux, it rewards that wait in countless ways. This is a fearsome, remarkably ambitious novel that breaks through the boundaries of the genre to become epic-in all the best senses of the word * Lincoln Child, #1 NYT bestseller *
Like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Imaginary Friend says that no matter how dark the places you have been or the things you have seen, no one and nothing and nowhere is beyond redemption. What is astonishing and laugh-out-loud genius is that Chbosky has disguised all this wisdom in an entertaining thriller. In true Stephen Chbosky style, he gives you the bran and the doughnut. Spiritual enlightenment and horror. I don't know how he did it. But he did it. It's a masterpiece * Emma Watson *
A haunting and thrilling novel pulsing with the radical empathy that makes Chbosky's work so special * John Green, author of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS *
Sure, this unputdownable book is the scariest thing I've read in a long time. But it's also, like everything Chbosky does, imbued with heart and soul. You'll fall in love with these characters. That's why they stay with you, like a haunting * R.J. Palacio, author of global #1 bestseller WONDER *
Imaginary Friend is a simply extraordinary reading experience. Utterly unique. A tremendous read, every bit worth the wait * Blake Crouch, author of DARK MATTER and THE WAYWARD PINES Trilogy *
An unputdownable, extraordinary book. The pages practically turn themselves * Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen, #1 NYT Bestsellers of THE WIFE BETWEEN US *
Imaginary Friend has been a long time coming. And like a fine Bordeaux, it rewards that wait in countless ways. This is a fearsome, remarkably ambitious novel that breaks through the boundaries of the genre to become epic-in all the best senses of the word * Lincoln Child, #1 NYT bestseller *

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“Hands down the best book I’m going to read this year!”

I have waited years for Stephen Chbosky’s new book and it was most certainly worth the wait. It is nothing short of epic. I cannot express how utterly fantastic it is.
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“Brilliant book.”

A little heavy in places but what a MAGNIFICENT return that Stephen has made after so long! It is a different genre, but beautiful and compelling!

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Vivienne O'Regan

“A new masterpiece of the horror genre”

I may never look at a deer the same way again!

My thanks to Orion Publishing Group for an eARC via NetGalley of Stephen Chbosky’s ‘Imaginary Friend’ in exchange for an honest review.

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