Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Title: Imaginary Friend
Author: Stephen Chbosky
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Length: 720 pages
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Blurb (from GoodReads): 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 Christopher at her side. 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 awful 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 tree house in the woods by Christmas, or his mother and everyone in the town will never be the same again.
Soon Kate and Christopher find themselves in the fight of their lives, caught in the middle of a war playing out between good and evil, with their small town as the battleground.
Why I’m Excited For It: I was curious, when I read that this is the same author who wrote The Perks of Being a Wallflower. These seem like two very different books, (unless I have a gross misunderstanding of what Perks..of a Wallflower is about- please do let me know).
Aside from being a new-to-me author, this story is exactly the kind of story I love. An epic fight between good and evil in a small town and (maybe?) a kid to save the day. It sounds an awful lot like something King could have written, and you all know how I feel about King.
What new releases are you looking forward to?