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Imaginary Friend
Imaginary Friend | Stephen Chbosky
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keithlafo
Imaginary Friend | Stephen Chbosky
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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. 2mo
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zguta
Imaginary Friend | Stephen Chbosky
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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. 3mo
sharread That is super cool 😎 3mo
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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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Cartoteca Thank you all!☺️ 4mo
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Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 4mo
Birdsong28 Welcome to Litsy @Cartoteca It is such a lovely place to be and everyone is so lovely. Thanks for the tag @hannah-leeloo 😘 4mo
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wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 Great photo! 3mo
zguta I‘m enjoying this book #amreading 2mo
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fruitsalad
Imaginary Friend | Stephen Chbosky
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My current read! I‘m halfway through and already hooked! Spooky vibes for halloween :)

GondorGirl That cover is great! 😍 4mo
fruitsalad @GondorGirl it‘s amazing!! 😻 4mo
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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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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. 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. 9mo
jdiehr It does not... 9mo
kyraleseberg This one needed some serious editing, IMHO 9mo
Reggie Oof, good luck.I thought it was good up until 400 pages but then he kept going another 300 pages. 8mo
Jeannineth This was way too long but a good story nonetheless. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 8mo
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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. 9mo
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. 😄 9mo
Prairiegirl_reading @Twainy yea I agree a mix is helpful. 9mo
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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! 9mo
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. 9mo
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. 9mo
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 9mo
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. 9mo
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!!!! 9mo
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!!! 9mo
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. 9mo
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! 9mo
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 😅 9mo
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 😅 9mo
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 👍🏼 9mo
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. 9mo
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Jgotham
Imaginary Friend | Stephen Chbosky
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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
Imaginary Friend | Stephen Chbosky
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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
Imaginary Friend | Stephen Chbosky
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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!

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FantasyChick
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Pickpick

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!! 1y
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RavenCatReads
Imaginary Friend | Stephen Chbosky
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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
Imaginary Friend | Stephen Chbosky
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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 🤷‍♀️ 2y
Cathythoughts Congratulations to you all !! Well done everyone. Proud mum for sure 👍🏻❤️ your son seems the image of you ! 2y
LeahBergen Congratulations, Mum! 😘😘 2y
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Caroline2 Ahhh! What a lovely week! Well done to you all! 😘 2y
Ms_T Lovely picture ❤️ 2y
squirrelbrain Lovely pictures! 😘 2y
Tanisha_A Lovely! ❤️ 2y
Cinfhen #ProudMom #WellDeserved 😘😘😘😘 2y
Cinfhen Beautiful photos 2y
batsy Proud mum, indeed! Beautiful photos 💕 2y
KarenUK Lovely pics 💕 2y
Nute Wonderful accomplishments by your children. Congratulations to them! 2y
Freespirit Wonderful!! So nice to see young people with an interest in politics 😊 2y
JennyM Gorgeous photos Trish! You should be really proud 😘 2y
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) 2y
4thhouseontheleft Congratulations to your kids! What wonderful accomplishments. 2y
4thhouseontheleft Oh, and Baby Groot is from Marvel‘s Guardians of the Galaxy. 2y
Sace Congrats! 2y
TrishB @Cathythoughts yes, he‘s a mini me definitely! 2y
Crazeedi Congrats proud mum! Your children are a credit to you! 👏❤❤ 2y
TrishB @Freespirit we‘re really into politics in our house, I agree the future is with them though! 2y
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 😁 2y
TrishB @Crazeedi thank you so much ❤️ they work very hard and are very focused kids! 2y
Crazeedi @TrishB you raised them right! 2y
Tamra 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 2y
IamIamIam Congrats!!!! Both really big accomplishments! 😁 2y
Megabooks Congratulations to them and you! You must be incredibly proud! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉🥳 2y
Kalalalatja What a perfect way to end the week 👌 congrats to them both! 2y
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊 🎉 📚 📖 2y
vivastory Congrats 🎉🎊 And I'm thinking I definitely need to make time for Imaginary Friend before the end of the year 2y
mrp27 Congrats! 2y
Balibee146 Aaah brilliant.... Huge congrats to them both.... I with 🌟s like these in the upcoming generation there may be hope for us yet!.... 😘😘🎉🎉🎉 2y
TrishB @Balibee146 I hope so 🤞🏻🤞🏻 2y
Reggie Way to go you awesome mom!! 2y
TrishB @Reggie thank you 😘 2y
andrew61 Congratulations, lovely photos. 2y
Centique Wow your kids are so awesome! 😍👍 2y
TrishB @andrew61 @Centique thank you 😘❤️ 2y
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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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Pickpick

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
Imaginary Friend | Stephen Chbosky
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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