Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Green

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

Matthew Green

Budo is an imaginary friend, who provides company and support to the one person who can see and hear him - 8 year old Max who has Asperger’s. When Max is kidnapped it is up to Budo to save him, but how? And can Budo discover why he exists along the way? Told with such engaging charm and poignancy, the reader turns each page with feelings of worry for the welfare of Max and dread about the outcome. An original and thought-provoking read.

Extract

Secretly I was hoping that Max would fall in love with this place and maybe we could stay here for ever. I know that it would be bad not to help Max, but I know that it would be bad to stop existing, too. Lions eat giraffes so they can survive even though the giraffes didn't do anything to the lions, and nobody thinks that the lions are wrong. Because exisiting is so important. It's the most important thing. So I know I should help Max and I want to help Max and I want to make the right decision, but I want to exist, too.

Parallels
  • If You Could See Me Know by Cecilia Ahern
  • The Room by Emma Donoghue
  • Little Bird by Camilla Way