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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,354 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Leaming, Matthew Dicks Narrator: Eliza Foss, Matthew Brown Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged edition Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 touches on the truths of life, love, and friendship as it races to a heartwarming…and heartbreaking conclusion.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lucy Boutaleb | 2/19/2014

    " I loved this book. It was beautifully written. Very sad towards the end and I highly recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Panha | 2/17/2014

    " I really enjoy this book so much. Though I was busy with my final exam, I still spent my time reading at least one chapter a day "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeff | 2/16/2014

    " A terrific premise, brilliantly executed, and a book that manages to be as exciting as it is heartbreakingly poignant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nicole | 1/26/2014

    " So many things are good about this book. The concept of writing from the perspective of an imaginary friend was amazing - like someone truly able to see the world from the outside with a clear view. I loved the characters, developed enough to understand them but no too much that you get lost in the details. Great plot with enough suspense to keep you reading. Well written and lots of empathy for the struggles of each of the characters. I def recommend!! "

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