The Imaginary

By HARROLD, A.F.

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ISBN
9780802738110
Publisher
Bloomsbury


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on February 1, 2015  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 4–7—This inventive mix of humor and suspense starts with the amusing appearance of Amanda's imaginary friend, Rudger. Their summer of make-believe adventures quickly darkens, though, when Mr. Bunting shows up. He's a grown-up who can not only see "Imaginaries" like Rudger, but also eats them to prolong his own life. After a narrow escape from Bunting and his creepy sidekick, a girl who's also an Imaginary, the narrative shifts from Amanda to Rudger. The boy discovers a secret library ful...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2015

Rudger is the perfect imaginary friend for Amanda. He thinks her jokes are brilliant, and he's always ready for a space, jungle, or arctic adventure in the den they've built in her yard. All is well until Mr. Bunting, who eats "imaginaries" to keep himself alive, sets his sights on Rudger. While the pair runs from Mr. Bunting and his own creepy Friend, Amanda is hit by a car and loses consciousnes...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Mr. Bunting, who eats "imaginaries" to stay alive, sets his sights on Amanda's imaginary friend, Rudger. While Amanda and Rudger r...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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