Stephen Chbosky – Imaginary Friend

A young boy is haunted by a voice in his head in this “haunting and thrilling” (John Green) epic of literary horror from the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Christopher is seven years old.

Christopher is the new kid in town.

Christopher has an imaginary friend.

We can swallow our fear or let our fear swallow us.

Single mother Kate Reese is on the run. Determined to improve life for her and her son, Christopher, she flees an abusive relationship in the middle of the night with her child. Together, they find themselves drawn to the tight-knit community of Mill Grove, Pennsylvania. It’s as far off the beaten track as they can get. Just one highway in, one highway out.

At first, it seems like the perfect place to finally settle down. Then Christopher vanishes. For six awful days, no one can find him. Until Christopher emerges from the woods at the edge of town, unharmed but not unchanged. He returns with a voice in his head only he can hear, with a mission only he can complete: Build a tree house in the woods by Christmas, or his mother and everyone in the town will never be the same again.

Twenty years ago, Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower made audiences everywhere feel infinite. Now, Chbosky has returned with an epic work of literary horror, years in the making, whose grand scale and rich emotion redefine the genre. Listent to it with the lights on.

Author: Stephen Chbosky
Narrator: Christine Lakin
Duration: 24 hours 32 minutes
Released: 19 Jan 2010
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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This synopsis had me HOOKED. I was so excited for this book. About a third of the way through it started dragging so so badly. There about 30 (THIRTY!) middle chapters that could have been completely cut from the book and it would have been so much more enjoyable. This is probably the first Audible title Ive ever bought and thought, Good God, when is this going to end!?