Title: Imaginary Things
Editor: Andrea Lochen
Publication: April 15, 2015
Publisher: Astor + Blue Editions
I was really excited to get the chance to read Imaginary Things by Andrea Lochen. I have to admit, I was totally caught up in this story. I took the book to the laundry mat with me and by the time I was done my laundry, I was also done my book!!! I just couldn’t put it down.
Imaginary Things is unlike any story I have ever read. When I picked it up, I expected a simple, magical story about a little boy and his make-believe friends. But, I found it to be so very much more than that. Anna is a young mother who is trying to do the right things for herself and her son, all while trying to protect her young child from the evil in their lives. But sometimes it’s not so easy to differentiate between good and evil. As Anna tries to understand what David’s imaginary friends want and what they are trying to tell her, she has to work through what her own childhood imaginary friend meant to her. And who were the good guys in her youth? Who were the bad ones?
I truly loved this novel, it was filled with imagination. I kept turning pages just to find out more bout the little boy who can see and talk to his imaginary friends, (big extinct lizards) and his mother who also can believe in his imagination. I also loved the themes of the book; motherhood, returning home and how at times it is so important to be fearless and how they were dealt with in such a realistic and profound way.
The book is available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and you can check it out on Astor + Blue’s site. Add it to your TO READ list on Goodreads! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it! Also pick up her other book ‘The Repeat Year‘ and add it to your reading list too!
You may find out more about the author, Andrea Lochen at her website HERE!