My review of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks.
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This story is narrated by Budo, a unique character with a foot in many worlds – imaginary, real, child, and adult – this novel touches on the truths of life, love and friendship. If you had an imaginary friend as a child, how did you imagine him? From the point of view of an imaginary friend, everything real is imaginary to him, unless his friend IMAGINED him to know, feel, see, hear, appear, touch… you name it. As writers we imagine our characters, but children have extensive or limited imaginations. As a child I had an imaginary friend – a twin sister. I didn’t imagine her anything more than that. Matthew Dicks has created some interesting, unique and exciting imaginary characters.
The story here is quite a journey. A journey of discovery, wonder, imagination, creativity, friendship, love and suspense. It will be enjoyed by readers of all ages. I continued to think about this story long after I finished reading the book. It touched me that much.
This has to have been the best book I have ever read. The only book I can honestly say not only did I not want it to end, I would actually read it again. I am the type of person that says there are no books I would read more than once because there are just too many books to read. But I would read this again. This is a brilliantly written story. Matthew Dicks has quite an imagination to create different types of imaginary friends with different abilities, and the PURPOSE of the person having the imaginary friend is thought provoking. Having an imaginary friend can actually be a good thing. Who’d have thought?
Brilliant, entertaining, imaginative, exciting and suspenseful. I think it would be safe to say this story is definitely character-driven. I would rate this book more if I could. It was a real page-turner, would recommend it to everyone, and should definitely be an award winner.