It takes a special type of book to get me to drop everything when I get home from work and start reading.  Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky was one of these books.  The hardcover version is 705 pages, and I read it in five days.

I was hooked from the first chapter, and was driven by a need to know what would happen next, which is the hallmark of a solid suspense thriller.  Imaginary Friend manages to keep you guessing and leaves you reading until 3 or 4 in the morning, desperately fighting sleep to finish the next chapter.  

It’s on my list of books I want to read again.

Below is the review I wrote after I finished it last year:

Reading this book was an amazing experience. I bought it last year, having no idea what it was about, never reading the dust jacket (expect for a brief skim), and then picking it up off my bookshelf a week ago and diving in. 

And I enjoyed every minute of reading this book.

Chbosky creates a world that envelopes you in its mystery and suspense. Imaginary Friend felt like a Stephen King novel (an author I love!), and I look forward to his next book in this genre.

I 100% won’t buy it and wait almost a year to read it. It’s buy it, read it next time!

If you’re a fan of Stephen King, suspense thrillers with the supernatural twist, and complex stories that deliver, I highly recommend Imaginary Friend.

What did you think of Imaginary Friend?  Leave a comment and let me know!

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