Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

Version: Unabridged
Author: Matthew Dicks
Narrator: Matthew Brown
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: August 2012
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 11 hours
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Imaginary friend Budo narrates this heartwarming story of love, loyalty, and the power of the imagination--the perfect read for anyone who has ever had a friend . . . real or otherwise.

Budo is lucky as imaginary friends go. He's been alive for more than five years, which is positively ancient in the world of imaginary friends. But Budo feels his age, and thinks constantly of the day when eight-year-old Max Delaney will stop believing in him. When that happens, Budo will disappear.

Max is different from other children. Some people say that he has Asperger's Syndrome, but most just say he's "on the spectrum." None of this matters to Budo, who loves Max and is charged with protecting him from the class bully, from awkward situations in the cafeteria, and even in the bathroom stalls. But he can't protect Max from Mrs. Patterson, the woman who works with Max in the Learning Center and who believes that she alone is qualified to care for this young boy.

When Mrs. Patterson does the unthinkable and kidnaps Max, it is up to Budo and a team of imaginary friends to save him--and Budo must ultimately decide which is more important: Max's happiness or Budo's very existence.

Narrated by Budo, a character with a unique ability to have a foot in many worlds--imaginary, real, child, and adult-- "Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend "touches on the truths of life, love, and friendship as it races to a heartwarming . . . and heartbreaking conclusion.

Reviews (1)

Written by Alice Baldys on July 4th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 1/5

The style of writing is very overly straightforward and unvaried by scene or character. It drips with sarcasm and snarkiness in a mean way that will satisfy the intelligent snoot who is not interested in anything beyond social commentary on others actions disregard plot action or story.

Author Details

Author Details

Dicks, Matthew

MATTHEW DICKS is a writer and elementary school teacher. His articles have been published in the "Hartford Courant "and he has been a featured author at the Books on the Nightstand retreat. He is also a Moth storyteller and a two-time StorySLAM champion. Dicks is the author of the novels "Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend", "Something Missing", " "and "Unexpectedly Milo. "He lives in Newington, Connecticut, with his wife, Elysha, and their children, Clara and Charlie.