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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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Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend
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Beautiful Book
December 20th, 2015
This book made me laugh, made me cry, made me extremely troubled and extremely happy, and somehow did it in the span of its pages. An incredible story.
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January 25th, 2014
I loved this book! It brought back memories of my own friend that I spent time with while I was young. I found myself actually tearing up while reading about the sacrifices that a true friend makes for someone they love.
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Memoirs of imagery friend
September 21st, 2013
Love the world where imagery friends live!
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February 12th, 2013
I love the point of view in this story! It was a very captivating story.
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