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Instant New York Times Bestseller

One of Fall 2019's Best Books (People, EW, Lithub, Vox, Washington Post, and more)

A young boy is haunted by a voice in his head in this acclaimed epic of literary horror from the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Christopher is seven years old.

Christopher is the new kid in town.

Christopher has an imaginary friend.

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

Single mother Kate Reese is on the run. Determined to improve life for her and her son, Christopher, she flees an abusive relationship in the middle of the night with her child. Together, they find themselves drawn to the tight-knit community of Mill Grove, Pennsylvania. It's as far off the beaten track as they can get. Just one highway in, one highway out.

At first, it seems like the perfect place to finally settle down. Then Christopher vanishes. for six long days, no one can find him. Until Christopher emerges from the woods at the edge of town, unharmed but not unchanged. He returns with a voice in his head only he can hear, with a mission only he can complete: Build a treehouse in the woods by Christmas, or his mother and everyone in the town will never be the same again.

Twenty years ago, Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower made readers everywhere feel infinite. Now, Chbosky has returned with an epic work of literary horror, years in the making, whose grand scale and rich emotion redefine the genre. Read it with the lights on.

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One of Fall 2019's Best Books (People, EW, Lithub, Vox, Washington Post, and more)


A young boy is haunted by a voice in his head in this acclaimed epic of literary horror from the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.


Christopher is seven years old.

Christopher is the new kid in town.

Christopher has an imaginary friend.


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


Single mother Kate Reese is on the run. Determined to improve life for her and her son, Christopher, she flees an abusive relationship in the middle of the night with her child. Together, they find themselves drawn to the tight-knit community of Mill Grove, Pennsylvania. It's as far off the beaten track as they can get. Just one highway in, one highway out.


At first, it seems like the perfect place to finally settle down. Then Christopher vanishes. for six long days, no one can find him. Until Christopher emerges from the woods at the edge of town, unharmed but not unchanged. He returns with a voice in his head only he can hear, with a mission only he can complete: Build a treehouse in the woods by Christmas, or his mother and everyone in the town will never be the same again.


Twenty years ago, Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower made readers everywhere feel infinite. Now, Chbosky has returned with an epic work of literary horror, years in the making, whose grand scale and rich emotion redefine the genre. Read it with the lights on.

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Audiobooks
Auditory hallucinations -- Fiction
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Good and evil -- Fiction
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Moving, Household -- Fiction
Parent and child -- Fiction
Pennsylvania -- Fiction
Single mothers -- Fiction
Small cities -- Fiction
title_displayImaginary friend
title_fullImaginary Friend
Imaginary friend / Stephen Chbosky
Imaginary friend / Steven Chbosky
Imaginary friend [text (large print)] / Stephen Chbosky
title_shortImaginary friend
topic_facetAbused women
Auditory hallucinations
Fiction
Good and evil
Horror
Literature
Mothers and sons
Moving, Household
Parent and child
Romance
Single mothers
Small cities
Thriller