A couple of weeks ago I was perusing the shelves of the “new books” section in my local library when the title of this book caught my eye. I read the blurb on the back and thought that this would be an interesting story. It definitely was.
Memoirs of an Imaginary friend by Matthew Green/Matthew Dicks is a heartwarming story about best friends Max and Budo. Budo is eight year old Max’s imaginary friend. He is friendly and intelligent and looks just like a real boy because that’s the way Max imagined him to be.
Budo rides the bus to school with Max and looks after him throughout the day, trying to protect him from bullies and helping in awkward situations. He also helps Max when he gets ‘stuck’. Max gets stuck a lot, especially when he has to make decisions. The only thing that Budo is worried about is Max not believing in him. Because, If that happens, then poof! No more Budo.
Budo knows that Max is in danger but he is unable to communicate with Max’s teachers and parents. Then, one day Max disappears and Budo has to put his own fears behind him as he is the only one that can save Max.
Told from the point of view of a child’s imaginary friend, this is a unique story of life, love and friendship. I loved reading this story with its creative imaginary characters and finding out about their imaginary world. It’s one of those books that you don’t want to put down. You want to keep reading to find out what happens next.
Have you read Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend? What did you think?
Did you once have an imaginary friend?