Friday, January 10, 2020

Imaginary Friend

Biblical. There’s a battle between good and evil that rages throughout the seven hundred pages of Stephen Chbosky’s novel titled, Imaginary Friend. Readers can choose the lens through which one reads this book. The horror lens will focus attention on all of the truly gruesome scenes in the novel that will test the strongest stomachs for grisly images. The small town lens allows readers to focus on the cast of characters in a community who are weathering the normal ups and downs of life and who contain elements of good and evil within them. I chose the biblical lens in which protagonist Christopher can be viewed in a savior role and the roles of Eve and the Virgin Mary appear in the text. Chbosky focuses on the binds that hold us in fear and what it takes to be free. The devil is at play in the world and his wily ways entice us to align with him. Pick your lens and settle down for chills and frights in the woods and possibly take time to reflect on the ways in which your freedom is constrained and what you can do about that. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Imaginary Friend from

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