The Imaginary by A. F. Harrold and Emily Gravett (200 Word review, spoiler free :))


Heya 🙂 I got this book from Bloomsbury Publishing company in exchange for an honest review, so here it is…


Rudger 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. Rumor 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?


This book was creepy, it had the Tim Burton dark theme going on. The illustrations are beautiful, integrated wonderfully in the story, dark and mysterious, the drawing bring life to the words. The writing is wonderful, lyrical, poetic, basically everything a good story should have.

The story was definitely original, boasting a story about imaginary friends. (Which we’ve all had, right?) The plot just flowed and the characters were distinct and all were well written. I especially liked Emily and Rudger but I did not like Mr Bunting or his creepy little side kick, they gave me chills.

I give this book 3.75 stars for the creepiness.

Thanks for reading, come again 🙂


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