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Imaginary Friend Read & Download ☆ 104 Û [Download] ➾ Imaginary Friend ➹ Stephen Chbosky – Imagine Leaving your house in the middle of the night Knowing your mother is doing her best but she's just as scared as youImagine Starting a new school making friends Seeing how happy it makes your m Imagine Ew school making friends Seeing how happy it makes your mother Hearing a voice calling out to youImagine Following the signs into the woods Goi. Now available as a BOTM add on starting in OctoberLong ago books stopped terrifying me in the way that people search out from the likes of gory graphic horror films Somewhere upon entering adulthood the paranormal took a backseat to the chills provided by child abuse sexual assault and the murder of members of minority groups who never gain an ounce of justice but this book terrified me in ways that I haven't experienced in over a decade mainly due to combining paranormal AND realistic horror I'll go into detail at the end complete with spoiler tags but this book contained the one horror element that still manages to give me nightmares no matter how many times I read a book that includes it If you want to go into Imaginary Friend completely blind I recommend stopping here and not reading anything else surrounding the story until you've had a chance to pick it up for yourself If you're the type of reader like me who enjoys knowing a bit about a cryptically vague book to see if you're compatible with it keep going Either way please take my thoughts lightly as the cause behind the commotion in this novel will be very polarizing and most folks will love it or hate it Don't leave the street They can't get you if you don't leave the streetThe most common uestion I've received surrounding this novel is about the page length Was it really necessary for the story to be over 700 pages long Who does this guy think he is Stephen King Honestly Yes I had my doubts going in but I almost immediately found myself entranced by the author's writing and what would be described as a slow burning introduction to our characters became an unputdownable saga There's a reason why Chbosky is a bestselling author and while he did wait almost 2 decades to publish his second novel it shows his incredible range of storytelling capabilities and otherworldly talent The average rating is considerably lower than most popular books on Goodreads at the time of this writing but I do think the page length is something that is possibly affecting this If you're the type of reader that doesn't enjoy a meaty doorstop you probably won't appreciate what this book has to offer The page count will be a dealbreaker for about half of the readers out there and that's ok big books aren't for everyone If you're still with me let's continue on Oh please don't let it be the hissing lady Please don't let me be asleepWhile I hate comparing authors' various works amongst each other I think it's helpful to note why this book is being pitched to fans of Stephen King and his older horror novels This book appears to be set in the 90's and it very strongly has the kids battle evil entity vibe that is so prevalent in many of King's past bestsellers which automatically appealed to me The beginning has a similar feel where we get many details into a multitude of characters' lives and after the foundation is set the creepy instances start It begins slowly and almost seems to tip toe around the horror aspect until well into the book but it is beautifully done so As a reader I became invested in Kate and Christopher as humans and the bond they created through shared experiences with poverty abuse and trauma was so necessary in transforming Imaginary Friend from a B rated horror romp into a full scale terrifying masterpiece Hisssssss HisssssssAlright here's the meat of it I'm going to put this next paragraph in a spoiler tag and while there are no specific spoilers I do discuss the theme of the reveal and I don't want this to affect those readers wishing to go in blind view spoilerBottom line This is what I like to refer to as religious horror Sure it's very much fictionalized and stretches the canon of good vs evilheaven vs hell uite a bit but it should be noted that I did not feel that this book was preachy; if anything the author chose to use these themes in a way that is meant for nothing but sheer entertainment value I mention it because this form of storytelling may be received as sacrilegious or offensive to some religious groups hide spoiler

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Ng missing for six days Remembering nothing about what happenedImagine Something that will change everything And having to save everyone you lo. We can swallow our fear or let our fear swallow us Imaginary Friend feels very much like a classic horror novel which is both a good and a bad thing To begin with we have a group of young kids an unknown evil that fills them with fear and despair a small town on the brink of chaos and missing dead children from 50 years ago And it is terribly creepy When I first read The Perks of Being a Wallflower I remember feeling underwhelmed I didn’t get why people loved this story so much Neither writing nor plot managed to catch my interest but maybe I wasn’t ready when I first read it Rewatching the film years later showed me what a beautiful and moving story Chbosky had created But with IF I was immediately drawn into the world of Christopher who vanishes into the woods for six whole days just to turn up again unharmed but with a desperate need to build a treehouse in the middle of the Mission Street Woods And something else has changed his dyslexia is gone he is suddenly the best kid in his maths class and he seems to know what people feel and think It was creepy as hell I had goosebumps 247 and no clue about what was happening Never did I think that I would devour these 700 pages in three days but that’s exactly what happened The writing was compelling the characters felt real and I really needed to know what the fuck was going on or I would DIE So far so good but things changed around the 500 page mark There was a big twist which although I didn’t see it coming didn’t catch me unaware Mainly because it felt too simplified and unoriginal It wouldn’t have bothered me much though if the story had been taken to a clean and satisfying ending But what followed were 200 pages that should have been 100 pages or maybe 70 You know when there is a final battle with the biggest bully on the lot and you know this is it it’s live or die That didn’t only happen once it happened three times It wasn’t just repetitive at this point it was a big mess And even though I had really enjoyed – loved – the story until that point it couldn’t hold my attention and fascination any longer It was made even worse by Chbosky’s use of redundant tropes that put female characters in over sexualised and violated roles I honestly expected better of him Chbosky is a great storyteller who proved repeatedly that he has what it takes to tell heartfelt stories with characters that feel real that are relatable So why did he suddenly feel the need to make use of tropes such as the prude catholic girl tempted by sin why did he have to degrade most of his central female characters by ripping off their clothes violating their bodies by turning them into madwomen haunted by unfeeling or violent men I’m not criticising the fact that he made violence and abuse part of a female character’s story Sadly that is far from unrealistic But he exploited them and used their pain for shock value like countless male authors have done before him It’s a limited and frankly antiuated way of writing female voicesOverall this novel would have been a new favourite if it had paid attention to plotting and characterisation Find of my books on Instagram

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Imaginary FriendImagine Leaving your house in the middle of the night Knowing your mother is doing her best but she's just as scared as youImagine Starting a n. Not to self stop reading horror books with kids