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Author: Stephen Chbosky Narrator: Christine Lakin Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2019 ISBN: 9781549143199
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Christopher is seven years old. Christopher is the new kid in town. Christopher has an imaginary friend. The epic work of literary horror from the #1 bestselling author of THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER.

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, she flees an abusive relationship in the middle of the night with Christopher at her side. 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.

Soon Kate and Christopher find themselves in the fight of their lives, caught in the middle of a war playing out between good and evil, with their small town as the battleground. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a fearsome, remarkably ambitious novel that breaks through the boundaries of the horror genre to become epic.”

    Lincoln Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “[A] spooky, surreal thriller…You’ll feel locked in the battle between good and evil as Kate and Christopher fight for their lives.”

    Good Housekeeping

  • “Reminiscent of the epic novels of Stephen King…an immersive read that walks the line between dark fantasy and horror…A big, scary book.”

    Booklist

  • “Excellent. A pleasing book for those who like to scare themselves silly, one to read with the lights on and the door bolted.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Spiritual enlightenment and horror. I don’t know how he did it. But he did it. It’s a masterpiece.”

    Emma Watson, actor and activist
  • An unputdownable, extraordinary book. Stephen Chbosky manages to combine the heart and emotion that suffuses all of his work with Stephen King chills. The pages practically turn themselves. Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen, #1 New York Times bestselling authors of THE WIFE BETWEEN US and AN ANONYMOUS GIRL
  • Sure, this unputdownable book is the scariest thing I've read in a long time. Mysterious woods. Evil forces. Unseen worlds. 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. R. J. Palacio, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • IMAGINARY FRIEND is a sprawling epic horror novel that hearkens back to the classics of the 1970s Golden Age, but, like Stranger Things, with a twinkle in its malevolent eye. Enormous, scary fun. Dan Chaon, bestselling author of ILL WILL
  • IMAGINARY FRIEND is a simply extraordinary reading experience--it reminded me of discovering a classic Stephen King novel from two decades ago, but all funneled through Chbosky's utterly unique style. A tremendous read, every bit worth the wait. Blake Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of A DARK MATTER
  • A Literary Hub Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2019

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About the Author

Stephen Chbosky wrote and directed the film adaptation of his novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower. A native of Pittsburgh, he graduated from the University of Southern California’s filmic writing program. His first film, The Four Corners of Nowhere, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He wrote the screenplay for the critically acclaimed film adaptation of Rent and cocreated the postapocalyptic television drama Jericho.

About the Narrator

Christine Lakin is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and acclaimed television actress, best known for her roles as Alicia “Al” Lambert on the hit family comedy Step by Step and as Joan of Arc on Showtime’s Reefer Madness.