I read a book called The Imaginary. A girl named Amanda finds an imaginary boy named Rudger. Amanda and Rudger become best friends. They always play together. Then, Amanda starts blaming Rudger for everything that she does. Rudger does not like it. Then, Rudger is almost thrown out the window by a creepy, imaginary girl, and all that Amanda cares about is her piggy bank and a game of hide-and-seek. Rudger gets very mad at Amanda. After a while, Amanda finally apologizes. There is a silence as they ride in the car. When they got out, Mum goes to buy tickets. When Amanda and Rudger try to find Mum, Rudger is hit by a car and is okay, but Amanda is hit and falls unconscious. Someone calls 911, and soon, Amanda is taken away. Rudger starts to fade. Then, he finds an imaginary cat that leads him to a library where he finds other imaginary friends. An imaginary girl named Emily gives Rudger “The Talk” and then, they have dinner and settle for the night. Rudger wakes up and eats breakfast. He and Emily try to be friends with a little boy, but Emily ends up being eaten by Mr. Bunting. Then, Rudger turns into a girl, and is an imaginary friend for a girl named Julia. Then, Rudger follows Julia to the hospital, finds Amanda, defeats Mr. Bunting, and brings home Amanda’s Mum’s old imaginary dog, Fridge. In the end, everything is okay. I think that The Imaginary is a good book for ages 8-13.
|Author||A.F. Harrold, illustrated by Emily Gravett|
|Page Count||224 pages|
|Publisher||Bloomsbury USA Childrens|
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