For our first middle grade Thursday I am going to review The Imaginary by: A.F. Harrold. Sara and I received our ARCs of this book at Nerd Camp MI last year. I was very excited to read it.
In The Imaginary Harrold takes the reader into the world of imaginary friends. The main character of the book is an imaginary boy named Rudger. Rudger's real friend is a girl named Amanda. They have great adventures until they are separated in an accident. Rudger loses Amanda but is determined to find her again. On his journey to locate Amanda Rugder meets a crazy cat, a group of imaginaries, and the frightening Mr. Bunting.
I absolutely loved this book. I believe that kids would relate well to this story because having an imaginary friend is a big part of childhood. Teachers and librarians could use The Imaginary and Beekle to introduce a unit on imaginary friends. I recommend this book to anyone who has had an imaginary friend or knows someone who has. I give The Imaginary 5 out of 5 stars.
For more information about A.F.Harrold visit his website: http://www.afharroldkids.com
Or follow him on Twitter @afharrold