30 Day Book Challenge ~ Day 8 ~ Most underrated book.

I adored this book. Absolutely adored it, but whenever I ask people if they've read it, the majority of the time the answer that they give me is "no." 

The blurb

Budo is Max's imaginary friend. But though only Max can see him, he is real. He and the other imaginary friends watch other their children until the day comes that the child stops imagining them. And then they're gone. Budo has lasted a lot longer than most imaginary friends - four years - because Max needs him more. His parents argue about sending him to a special school. But Max is perfectly happy if everything is just kept the way it is, and nothing out of the ordinary happens. Unfortunately, something out of the ordinary is going to happen - and then he'll need Budo more than ever...

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I felt like I was being taken back to my childhood when I read this book. Back to a time when I believed in imaginary friends, wishes coming true and fairytales. It was a beautifully written story, full of wonder and enchantment, and I fell in love with it over and over again after reading it only once. It made me cry, it made me smile and it made me laugh, but most of all, it made me, not for the first time, wish that I could go back to being a little girl once more. This book was something special, and still to this day, I just don't understand why the world isn't going crazy about it. If you read this post, and you see this book, take a chance and experience the magic for yourself. 

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