The Imaginary

The Imaginary

Book - 2014
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Rudger is Amanda's best friend. He doesn't exist, but nobody's perfect. Only Amanda can see her imaginary friend - until the sinister Mr Bunting arrives at Amanda's door. Mr Bunting hunts imaginaries. Rumour says that he eats them. And he's sniffed out Rudger. Soon Rudger is alone, and running for his imaginary life. But can a boy who isn't there survive without a friend to dream him up?
Publisher: London :, Bloomsbury,, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781681191638
9781408852460
Characteristics: 220 pages : illustrations (chiefly black and white) ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Gravett, Emily - Illustrator

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Nov 20, 2017

The tension surrounding the main antagonist was pretty chilling (especially with what he wants from the friends and how he gets it), but outside of that? It wasn't much my thing.

I guess I got spoiled from "Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend," a book that's targeted for a reader more my age, but it's a good scary story for 3-5 grade readers. Every scene served a purpose to push the plot forward, and the defeat of the antagonist was pretty satisfying. The illustrations add to the scary stuff, but I'm a little nit-picky with how many of the children (real or no) looked the same when drawn at profile--especially those noses.

AL_ALYX Oct 03, 2016

A very strange read with some very peculiar characters. Just in time for Halloween!

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