Thursday, 7 January 2016

The Imaginary •• Book Review ••


Rugder is Amanda's best friend. He doesn't exist, but nobody's perfect. 




Only Amanda can see her imaginary friend – until the sinister Mr Bunting arrives at Amanda's door. Mr Bunting hunts imaginaries. Rumour says that he eats them. And he's sniffed out Rudger. Soon Rudger is alone, and running for his imaginary life. But can a boy who isn't there survive without a friend to dream him up?



Written by A.F Harrold - "A.F Harrold is an English poet, and author of the Fizzlebert Stump series, who writes and performs for both children and adults. He is the owner of many books, a handful of hats, a few good ideas and one beard."

illustrated by Emily Gravett - "Emily was born in Brighton. After leaving school with few qualifications, she spent 8 years living on the road before getting a place on the BA Illustration course at Brighton University."



Myself and Noah loved this book, me more so than him, I found myself reading on once he had gone to bed. I never like ending on a cliff hanger!

It's moving, scary, funny, filled with tension! You can easily fall into the book and connect with the characters.
Mr Bunting is the man of nightmares, eating imaginarys or there 'Reals' just so that he can keep on seeing his own imaginary.
Noah wasn't too keen on him but it didn't put him off wanting to keep reading. 

I absolutely loved the illustrations, they are well drawn and really bring the book to life!  

I would recommend this book to parents with children over the age of 8 or who can handle a bit of tension in a book.
It would make a perfect gift.



You can buy the book over on Amazon for £12.99

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