Stephen Chbosky's first novel, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER has sold over 3.6 million copies in the English language. In the twenty years since, Stephen has become a prominent screenwriter and director. In 2012 he wrote and directed the film adaptation of PERKS. In 2017 penned the live action adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and co-wrote and directed the screenplay of the mega-bestselling novel WONDER starring Julia Roberts.
Sure, this unputdownable book is the scariest thing I've read in a long time. But it's also, like everything Chbosky does, imbued with heart and soul. You'll fall in love with these characters. That's why they stay with you, like a haunting. Imaginary Friend is a simply extraordinary reading experience. Utterly unique. A tremendous read, every bit worth the wait. An unputdownable, extraordinary book. The pages practically turn themselves. Imaginary Friend has been a long time coming. And like a fine Bordeaux, it rewards that wait in countless ways. This is a fearsome, remarkably ambitious novel that breaks through the boundaries of the genre to become epic-in all the best senses of the word.