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!