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
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
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 touches on the truths of life, love,
and friendship as it races to a heartwarming…and heartbreaking conclusion.
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