Only at Target, find the May, 2013, Club Pick "Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend" by Matthew Dicks.
Imaginary friend Budo narrates the irresistibly original story of his friendship with eight-year-old Max, whom he rescues from the perils of a misguided teacher, in this enchanting novel in the vein of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.
Imaginary friend Budo narrates this heartwarming story of love, loyalty, and the power of the imagination—the perfect read for anyone who has ever had a friend . . . real or otherwise
Budo is lucky as imaginary friends go. He's been alive for more than five years, which is positively ancient in the world of imaginary friends. But Budo feels his age, and thinks constantly of the day when eight-year-old Max Delaney will stop believing in him. When that happens, Budo will disappear.
Max is different from other children. Some people say that he has Asperger’s Syndrome, but most just say he’s “on the spectrum.” None of this matters to Budo, who loves Max and is charged with protecting him from the class bully, from awkward situations in the cafeteria, and even in the bathroom stalls. But he can’t protect Max from Mrs. Patterson, the woman who works with Max in the Learning Center and who believes that she alone is qualified to care for this young boy.
When Mrs. Patterson does the unthinkable and kidnaps Max, it is up to Budo and a team of imaginary friends to save him—and Budo must ultimately decide which is more important: Max’s happiness or Budo's very existence.
Narrated by Budo, a character with a unique ability to have a foot in many worlds—imaginary, real, child, and adult— Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks touches on the truths of life, love, and friendship as it races to a heartwarming . . . and heartbreaking conclusion.
Matthew Dicks is the author of two other novels, Something Missing and Unexpectedly, Milo, as well as the rock opera The Clowns. When he is not hunched over a computer screen, he fills his days as an elementary school teacher. He is a former West Hartford Teacher of the Year and a three-time Moth StorySLAM champion. Matthew is married to friend and fellow teacher, Elysha, and they have a daughter named Clara and a son named Charlie. Matthew grew up in the small town of Blackstone, Massachusetts, where he spent his time milking cows, mucking stalls, and managing his local McDonald’s restaurant. Visit www.matthewdicks.com to learn more.
- Fiction + Literature Genres
- St. Martin's Press
- May 7, 2013
- May 7, 2013