Thursday, May 9, 2013
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks
Max is in 3rd grade. He is different. He has autism. He also has an imaginary friend named Budo. Budo knows that he is an imaginary friend. He also knows that when Max stops needing him and believing in him, he will disappear. When Max is kidnapped, only Budo can help him. If he does not help him, he could stay with Max because Max would continue to need him and believe in him for much longer. Budo knows that Max needs to get away. If he helps Max, Budo may no longer exist. Budo is afraid of not existing. He loves Max though and in the end, his love for Max trumps his fear of no longer existing.
This book is incredibly beautiful, imaginative, sad, and happy.