Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks

My rating: 4.6

This is the charming story of Budo, Max's imaginary friend. Though only Max can see him, he is real. He and the other imaginary friends watch over their children until the day comes that the child stops imagining them. And then they're gone. Budo has lasted a lot longer than most imaginary friends - four years - because Max needs him more as Max is autistic.

Budo helps Max to cope with the world. His parents argue about sending him to a special school but Max is perfectly happy if everything is just kept the way it is, and nothing out of the ordinary happens. Unfortunately, something out of the ordinary is going to happen - and then he'll need Budo more than ever.

 I completely let go and enjoyed every minute I spent with Budo. Budo WAS real. I think the audio narration was absolutely perfect for this book.