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.
'Astonishing . . . Genius . . . A masterpiece' EMMA WATSON
Christopher Reese has been through a lot by the age of seven. He will go through much more before he turns eight.
All his mother Kate Reese ever wanted to do is protect him. She will have to do that more than she ever imagined.
Their new home, the town of Mill Grove, Pennsylvania, is sleepy, ordinary, and isolated. In other words: perfect for what is about to happen.
Something that will deeply mark everyone: from Christopher and his mother, to the local sheriff, the residents of the retirement home, and every student at the school.
Something which no one can explain, but everyone can feel. Something that will change everything . . .
'Haunting and thrilling' JOHN GREEN
'Unputdownable. You'll fall in love with these characters.' R. J. PALACIO
'Warms the heart, freezes the blood . . . First class' DAILY TELEGRAPH
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.
Imaginary Friend is a simply extraordinary reading experience. Utterly unique. A tremendous read, every bit worth the wait.
An unputdownable, extraordinary book. The pages practically turn themselves.
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.
Stephen Chbosky's first novel, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER has sold 2.8 million copies in North America alone. In the twenty years since, Stephen has become a prominent screenwriter and director. In 2012 he wrote and directed the film adaptation of PERKS. In 2017 he directed and co-wrote the screenplay of the unexpected hit adaptation of WONDER. He also penned the live action adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.