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Imaginary Friend
Imaginary Friend | Stephen Chbosky
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ElizaMarie
Imaginary Friend | Stephen Chbosky
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Pickpick

So, for the most part, I liked this. I did think it should have been shorter, but overall, I have to say it's a pick (it leaned more that way than a “so-so“).

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#DogsOfLitsy #KittiesOfLitsy

DinoMom Your reading companion are adorable! 2w
dabbe I. Can't. Even. So. Adorable. ❣️🐾❣️ 2w
catiewithac That belly 😍 2w
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Clwojick Yayyyyyy! Another #LitsyPug ❤️ 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
ElizaMarie @catiewithac she is a retired breeding pug. We acquired her from a breeder that gave her to us because she wasn't “useful“ anymore... She is such a joy! And fit right in with the frenchies! 2w
ElizaMarie @Clwojick haha yes my little Zoey :) 2w
ElizaMarie @DinoMom They make it so hard to get out of bed in the morning. I want to lay under my heated blanket, flanked by my babies, and read all day! 2w
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ElizaMarie
Imaginary Friend | Stephen Chbosky
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It makes me sad. Sometimes we justify bad behavior with the rationalizing of “it could be worse” or “at least he didn‘t …. “.

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ElizaMarie
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I am enjoying this one but it‘s been taking me some time… I have been reading it during the football games too (my team is out —- so I‘m not super invested but still want to see the games)

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bekakins
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I went to the most amazing place in Liverpool yesterday… it‘s a ‘library‘ but you can take as many books as you like FOR FREE and no obligation to return 🤩 I donated about 20 books and picked up 12… will definitely be returning here!

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BoleyBooks
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚 #boleybooks #imaginaryfriend #stephenchbosky #bookbeast #bookjoy #bookbuds
What are you reading? 😊

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amelia_mj
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1st of 5 new books achieved
One of my first horror-driven books bought. Stephen Chbosky also having written The Perks of Being a Wallflower honestly excites me even more for this new addition!

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FelinesAndFelonies
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Mehso-so

Well, hmm. This one was really good for the 1st half. It told a story about a boy named Christopher & the strange fixation he develops on The Mission Street Woods. I was hooked as the past & present events began to merge & Christopher's experiences became more alarming. I loved the evolution of the supporting characters. The 2nd half of the book took a religious turn & I lost interest. But I had read too far to DNF. ⭐⭐⭐Maybe it's too smart for me?

JackOBotts I have to agree with you; I struggled with the back half as well and just slogged through to the end. 3mo
Reggie No it‘s not too smart for you, it was too long and nobody dies so there are no stakes. I had a similar experience with this when I read it. I was just glad it was over. 3mo
bookaholic1 Good to know...ty 3mo
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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I devoured this 700 page tome last spooky season and LOVED it! Hope some Littens are reading it this year. 😀 #scarathlondailyprompts #black #teamslaughter

AnnRaz It‘s on my list (: 4mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @annraz I hope you enjoy it! 4mo
Clwojick Oooooo! 4mo
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TheDaysGoBy
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Pickpick

Finally finished my May #bookspin and I really enjoyed it! My reading has really taken a hit this year; I need to get back into a rhythm with it again which is why this chunkster took me even longer than normal.

That said it was creative and it had some interesting twists. I loved a lot of the characters and all the nods to the Pittsburgh area was fun being that‘s my hometown

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 5mo
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beenbee
Imaginary Friend | Stephen Chbosky

“The shadows were not terrifying. They were the proof that light exists.”

“She wanted her son to be smart enough to get out of this nightmare, but not smart enough to know that he was actually inside one.”

“What are the two types of people who can see things that aren‘t there, Kate? Visionaries and psychopaths.”

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beenbee
Imaginary Friend | Stephen Chbosky

“If you are a good parent, you watch your children, Make sure they‘re safe. If you fail, don‘t blame some outside force. You look in the mirror and take responsibility. That‘s the problem with the world. Nobody takes responsibility. Someday, the police will catch the psycho who did this. And when they do, the monster will cry and say he was ‘abused by his parents‘. That‘s bullshit. There IS such a thing as insane. There IS such a thing as evil.”

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beenbee
Imaginary Friend | Stephen Chbosky

This is the first book I‘ve read that genuinely scared me enough I had to stop reading after EVERY PAGE. I was able to pick out a few quotes:

“We can swallow our fear or let our fear swallow us.”

“Adults dont remember how powerful they are because somewhere along the line, they were shamed for their imagination.”

“Everyone gets an ending. Whether or not it‘s happy is up to them.”

“Heaven and Hell are not destinations. They are decisions.”

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Maddie.e
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Mehso-so

They best word I can think of to describe this book is…”alright”. I was a little worried going in after reading some of the reviews, but the religious aspect wasn‘t as overwhelming as I expected. Could it be 300 pages shorter? For sure. Every time you think it‘s wrapping up…something else happens. Gets kind of repetitive, but overall a decent read.

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keithlafo
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Mehso-so

I really loved the first 200 pages or so. Crisply written, eerie, engaging. But then it just kept…going. And when the final act arrived, I lost all immersion (especially when some of the twists were revealed). It‘s well-written, but didn‘t end up working for me in the end.

Reggie This book could have been 300 pages shorter and it would have been good. 1y
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zguta
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A birthday gift that sounds like a great read —moved to top of tbr pile. #thriller #book #horrorbook
next in line

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MatchlessMarie
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Picture really doesn‘t do justice to the detailed super cool alteration @Littlewolf1 did on my #AlteredNightmareSwap cover. I love the themed mug to go with Frankissstein and how it even comes with its own little spoon! Thank you for another thoughtful swap box! I was lucky to get matched with you twice in one year! #ANS

LibrarianRyan That book cover is amazing. 1y
sharread That is super cool 😎 1y
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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A perfect spooky read for October, I devoured these 700 pages in two days. With hints of Stephen King and Stranger Things, the creep factor is high and left me shaken over and over again. As a lapsed Catholic, the small town of Mill Grove was achingly familiar to my own hometown; weekly CCD and the questions of morality and redemption could have come from my own childhood. Even when the book veers into intense religious allegory, I was hooked. 5⭐️

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guidosophia
Imaginary Friend | Stephen Chbosky
Mehso-so

did it need to be 700 pages? no. was it lowkey christian propaganda? yes. idk you could read much better horror books. also it didn‘t even take me that long to read it hell yeah

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Cartoteca
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fruitsalad
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My current read! I‘m halfway through and already hooked! Spooky vibes for halloween :)

GondorGirl That cover is great! 😍 1y
fruitsalad @GondorGirl it‘s amazing!! 😻 1y
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witchyreader13
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Mehso-so

For the first time in ages, I finished 2 books in a single week, and this weighty tome was over 700 pages, so that was no small feat. I really wanted to like this book. I was expecting a horror novel that spoke to the human experience, and was stoked when I noticed metaphor within the story, thinking it would cover spiritual issues as a whole. Sadly, it turned into a thinly veiled Christian-only allegory, which really isn't my thing.

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walkwithabook
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. This took me while 7 months. I really enjoyed it tho. It‘s 24 hours long but I took my time. 🤫

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Jeannineth
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I started this yesterday. To be honest it is a bit slow. Hoping I can continue. Does it get better?

AmyG It‘s way too long, imho. 2y
jdiehr It does not... 2y
kyraleseberg This one needed some serious editing, IMHO 2y
Reggie Oof, good luck.I thought it was good up until 400 pages but then he kept going another 300 pages. 2y
Jeannineth This was way too long but a good story nonetheless. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 2y
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FelinesAndFelonies
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What approach do you use when tackling a chonky book? I want to read these so bad but the idea of holding a book with that many pages for days makes me feel some type of way...

Any tips? Tricks? Hacks? How do you mentally prep to tackle a chonkster?

Twainy I‘ve read & own 3 of those hard covers (BOTM) and I‘ve also gotten the 3 audiobooks from the library. Thank you Libby. I tend to do a mixture or I‘d never finish them. Multitask with the audio all day and relax at bedtime with the book. 2y
Prairiegirl_reading Chunksters are scary!! I usually plan one a year! I‘m trying to be okay with the idea of slow and steady but that never works for me. However, The Heart‘s Invisible Furies doesn‘t read like a chunkster. It moves pretty quickly and it‘s so good. I say start with that one. 😄 2y
Prairiegirl_reading @Twainy yea I agree a mix is helpful. 2y
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JamieArc I just plan on it going slow and being okay with that, while I read other faster books as well. That being said, Hearts Invisible Furies and The Poisonwood Bible definitely didn‘t feel like chunksters while I was reading them. You might be pleasantly surprised! 2y
Scochrane26 If it‘s a good story, it won‘t seem as long. Poisonwood Bible is one of my all-time faves—I was surprised at how chunky it looks in your pic. 2y
rsteve388 I try to read, one large book a month. Early on in the month helps.cause it gives me the rest of the month to read other books. 2y
Johanna414 I'm going to heartily second the above recommendation- see if you can get your hands on the audiobook from your library and then go back and forth between the two however works for you 2y
xicanti If I know I won‘t find the story too gripping but I‘m still interested enough to read it, I tackle the book in chunks: another 100 pages or so every time I finish something else. If the story‘s so gripping I can‘t bear to pit it aside but I also can‘t stand the hand pain from holding such an unwieldy tome, I see if the library has an ebook I can borrow and I read that copy instead. 2y
Cinfhen I‘ve read all but Imaginary Friend! I too have #PageCountPhobia but I promise, when a book is great the pages fly!!!! I highly recommend all 4 😍agreed, audio helps to keep it moving and engaging. I‘d start with either Hearts or Bible...both are in my top 10 ❤️Happy Reading!!!! 2y
Reggie I try and run through them so that way I feel invested. Oof, Imaginary Friend, some of us were divided on that one. Good luck!!! 2y
MicheleinPhilly I‘ll usually reserve a weekend or vacation day to begin. That way I can tackle a good portion and become fully invested before real life and responsibilities intrude. 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Different people find different ways work. I feel I must be invested in the story to keep me moving. Or be disciplined to read a chapter-a-day. Or do a buddy read so can encourage each other to progress. I loved the John Boyne btw. Good luck! 2y
sb3626 See I would say I try to read it in 50 pages increments and then to the end of a chapter after that but I‘ve had the Goldfinch on hold for awhile so I know I need to get back to that 😅 2y
NikkiM5 I pick the date I want to finish the book, then divide the number of pages by the number of days until the selected finish date. Then I have a tab-type bookmark showing what page I should read to each day. And I move that tab the required amount of pages every morning (even if I didn‘t read the required amount). Lol sounds complex when i type it out 😅 2y
Freespirit I chip away at it. Maybe a chapter a day. I usually have another book on the go to take in my handbag. Good luck 👍🏼 2y
FlemingGirl I switch between reading and listening to the audio book. I always start reading so that the narration doesn‘t unduly influence my perceptions. Then once I have a chapter or two down I will listen while driving or while my hands are busy doing something else. Big tomes go fast this way. 2y
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Jgotham
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Panpan

What. A. Trash. Heap. Sorry but this was a mess. It started out good but quickly tanked in the middle. I was 40% done thinking “how have I got this much left?” I was disgusted by calling the ONE Native American woman a Sq*** to only referring to her as “the Hot Indian” This was some Christian novel disguised as horror. If you aren‘t into women being treated like crap and written as “saints or whores” and preached at, then skip this one. Long asf 2

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Jgotham
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“Don‘t leave the street. They can‘t get you if you don‘t leave the street.” #firstlinefridays

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Dwayne_Shugert
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I love my first books from my first book box. So thrilled to get Imaginary Friend and I look forward to reading Last Looks!

Cosmos_Moon Oooh, I haven‘t read a Stephen Chbosky book since high school! 11mo
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FantasyChick
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I know this has mixed reviews but I liked it. It's long but in a good way. The characters are young but that adds to how unsettling it is. It's creepy as hell and well worth the read. I listened along and the audiobook is fantastically narrated.

There was some repetition that got on my nerves and the ending was....well he went there and it's not my favourite twist but I still loved it.

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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RavenCatReads
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Mehso-so

I finished this last night. My only thoughts being “what the hell did I just read?” I‘m not sure whether that‘s good or bad. It kept me going though. Hard to walk away from. Intriguing concept. Very Stephen King. Meh.

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TrishB
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I loved this book because it was so SK like!
My usual cosy spot on the couch, with plenty of tea.
Had a proud Mum week (sharing pics they approved!) - my. son graduated with his masters degree in Politics. My daughter went to her school‘s awards evening for her last year and got an attainment award and the special award for services to the school for the 7 years she was there 😁 these moments keep you going.
#friyayintro 👇🏻

TrishB I know who Yoda is, Groot 🤷‍♀️ 3y
Cathythoughts Congratulations to you all !! Well done everyone. Proud mum for sure 👍🏻❤️ your son seems the image of you ! 3y
LeahBergen Congratulations, Mum! 😘😘 3y
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Caroline2 Ahhh! What a lovely week! Well done to you all! 😘 3y
Ms_T Lovely picture ❤️ 3y
squirrelbrain Lovely pictures! 😘 3y
Tanisha_A Lovely! ❤️ 3y
Cinfhen #ProudMom #WellDeserved 😘😘😘😘 3y
Cinfhen Beautiful photos 3y
batsy Proud mum, indeed! Beautiful photos 💕 3y
KarenUK Lovely pics 💕 3y
Nute Wonderful accomplishments by your children. Congratulations to them! 3y
Freespirit Wonderful!! So nice to see young people with an interest in politics 😊 3y
JennyM Gorgeous photos Trish! You should be really proud 😘 3y
CarolynM Lovely photos! Congratulations to them both and to mum and dad too. PS my son is studying politics too. I've no idea where these boys get an interest in that subject...😂 (edited) 3y
alisiakae Congratulations to your kids! What wonderful accomplishments. 3y
alisiakae Oh, and Baby Groot is from Marvel‘s Guardians of the Galaxy. 3y
Sace Congrats! 3y
TrishB @Cathythoughts yes, he‘s a mini me definitely! 3y
Crazeedi Congrats proud mum! Your children are a credit to you! 👏❤❤ 3y
TrishB @Freespirit we‘re really into politics in our house, I agree the future is with them though! 3y
TrishB @CarolynM 😁 I did ask him where his interest first came from and he said you Mum! Always shouting at the news and arguing with the telly 😁 3y
TrishB @Crazeedi thank you so much ❤️ they work very hard and are very focused kids! 3y
Crazeedi @TrishB you raised them right! 3y
Tamra 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 3y
IamIamIam Congrats!!!! Both really big accomplishments! 😁 3y
Megabooks Congratulations to them and you! You must be incredibly proud! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉🥳 3y
Kalalalatja What a perfect way to end the week 👌 congrats to them both! 3y
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊 🎉 📚 📖 3y
vivastory Congrats 🎉🎊 And I'm thinking I definitely need to make time for Imaginary Friend before the end of the year 3y
mrp27 Congrats! 3y
Balibee146 Aaah brilliant.... Huge congrats to them both.... I with 🌟s like these in the upcoming generation there may be hope for us yet!.... 😘😘🎉🎉🎉 3y
TrishB @Balibee146 I hope so 🤞🏻🤞🏻 3y
Reggie Way to go you awesome mom!! 3y
TrishB @Reggie thank you 😘 3y
andrew61 Congratulations, lovely photos. 3y
Centique Wow your kids are so awesome! 😍👍 3y
TrishB @andrew61 @Centique thank you 😘❤️ 3y
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Twocougs
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Mehso-so

I wanted to love it but it just isn‘t my genre,as much as I love Chbosky‘s writing, which is remarkable. If horror is your thing, definitely read this.

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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I finished these two days ago and have just marinating in its greatness.

This is completely different from Chobsky‘s debut novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower but still has the great writing and great character. I could not put this behemoth of a book down. I was so hooked with the storyline and the characters along with Chobsky‘s writing style. A lot of characters but you can easily decider who is who.
Awesome creepy read!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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This book is so crazy! I‘ve been reading all morning because I can‘t put it down. 😱😱😱

Had to take a quick break to share how crazy this book is but then realized I can‘t tell you without any spoilers.

Anyone else reading this?

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Purrfectpages
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Bailedbailed

39% in and I finally decided to bail after reading a ton of reviews that said it only gets worse. The beginning was gripping in a Stranger Things meets Stephen King sort of way, but then it just drags on. It also has an unrealistically mature main character who is also a seven year old boy. Yes, I realize the book itself is unrealistic in many ways, but this part in particular didn‘t need to be so unbelievable.

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Dont.Panic
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Comfy blanket ✔
Creepy book ✔
Weekend ✔

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Purrfectpages
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I loved The Perks of Being a Wallflower, but this one looks completely different.

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