Imaginary friend Budo narrates this heartwarming story of love, loyalty, and the power of the imaginationâe"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 himâe"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 worldsâe"imaginary, real, child, and adultâe" Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend touches on the truths of life, love, and friendship as it races to a heartwarming . . . and heartbreaking conclusion.
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$a FIC Dicks
$a Dicks, Matthew.
$a Memoirs of an imaginary friend / $c Matthew Dicks.
$a 1st ed.
$a New York : $b St. Martin's Press, $c 2012.
$a p. ; $c cm.
$a A tale imparted from the perspective of long-time imaginary friend, Budo, traces his awareness of his advancing age and constant thought of the inevitable day when eight-year-old Max, an autistic boy, will stop believing in him.
$a A Aug12-CP
$a Imaginary companions $v Fiction.
$2 BISAC $a FICTION / Literary^FICTION / Coming of Age
$a Psychological fiction.
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