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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I'm an avid reader and love a good story. This book revolves around a girl named Abby thought to be by most very ordinary but she is anything but ordinary. Kind of an outsider in school, she develops a friendship with a boy who turns out to be an imaginary friend and the adventure begins turning her life into anything but ordinary. Things and events from Abby's ordinary life are tied nicely into her extraordinary life such as her musical training and her locket. The book provides such vivid descriptions of this other world and its' characters that it really plays like a movie in your head.
This is a story that really lends itself to a big screen adaptation. Even though Abby is considered a hero in this other world, her real desire is "to go home" which we can all relate to. Hope there are future books so we can follow Abby as she grows-up. I will definitely read any and all sequels.
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Abby Linford and Her Imaginary Friend
I was looking for something light and easy to read that I could finish in one long 6 hour flight. This was a totally original story with great characters and fantastic imagery. I am so happy I found this book. I'm not typically drawn to YA books but I was intrigued by the title and the other reviews. This book had many more twists that I expected for a "kids" book. I don't want to give away too much of the plot - but I will say I was surprised by how much I was moved by the story of Abby and her journey. I laughed quite a bit more than I expected and found myself crying a few times too.
I will be recommending this book to my nieces and nephews. One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. This was a random pick for my daughter and I to read together. It is a must read! I highly recommend it. It was adventurous and very well told. We even cried on a couple of parts: Not for the faint of heart as there is a very very bad guy and a couple people die. Looking for more books by this author!!! What a great book! This was the latest book I read with my 5 year old for story time. The story was so captivating, we read it in 24 hours.
It's a day later and we are still talking about Abby's adventure. I highly recommend it to anyone at any age. We would even love to see it on the big screen someday. A big "Thank you" to the author. Hoping there will be a book 2. This is my third time reading this book. It's fascinating, adventurous and a BIG hit with everyone I have bought the book for. Abby is such a great character. Who hasn't had an imaginary friend? Christopher Smith was totally successful in creating a spectacular setting for Abby's journey.
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When's the next installment? Great characters and story-telling. You will not regret purchasing this one! My kids loved it Just finished this book It was a great read Looking forward to volumes 2 and 3!!! I've had imaginary friends on my mind, and when I saw this one, I decided to give it a go. I soon could not put it down. It's a very gripping story, with a nice, twisty plot that kept me guessing most of the time.
Abby is a bit of an outcast. Her teacher doesn't like her any more than she likes her teacher, the other kids on the playground always ignore her. Her dad died when she was three, and her mother is in a state of depression, so much of the housework falls on her. She's a responsible girl, though, and always makes sure the house is clean, and the bills are paid - at the age of nine!
I was sure that she was older until it stated otherwise. Did I mention she likes bugs? Then she meets Isaac, who becomes her friend. When she brings him to school to introduce him, she gets in trouble for introducing her imaginary friend. When she tells her neighbor, an older man who is a surrogate uncle to her, he tells her that his daughter, who had disappeared years before, had had an Isaac for an imaginary friend - who was exactly like Abby's Isaac.
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This isn't Abby's fault however. When she was just a 3-year-old her father passed away which resulted in a little girl that had to grow up way too fast. Because of this, Abby is considered a bit of an outcast from the other kids at school. Then one day she meets Issac, a new boy in the neighborhood. He himself is a bit of an outsider and this seems like a natural friendship. That is, until Abby's discovery that Issac is imaginary. But, Issac has no plans of going anywhere You see, Issac has come here to bring Abby back home with him to a place that has been expecting her for a long time, a magical world home to all Imaginary Friends, and a place that is in danger of being destroyed Paperback , new cover , pages.
Published by Createspace first published November 18th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Nov 19, Rebecca McNutt rated it really liked it. This is the way children's books should be. Today, most kid's books are wimpy, authors are afraid to give characters depth or put them in dire situations in case of complaining parents , but Smith wrote a book that had grief and fear but ultimately had a happy ending, and Abby Linford and her Imaginary Friend 's strong message of friends sticking together in the hardest of times remained a theme throughout the entire story.
Abby wasn't your typical superficial character in a kid's book; she was This is the way children's books should be. Abby wasn't your typical superficial character in a kid's book; she was original, funny and likeable. Overly mature for her age but not in a way that felt fake, she's a character that many kids can relate to.
Her "imaginary" friend, Isaac, was just as unique, if not even more. There were a few spelling and grammatical errors throughout the book, but it's still enjoyable nonetheless, I just don't think I'd recommend it to a younger child learning to read. And I'm seventeen but I still enjoyed it; no matter your age it's a book that stays with you.
An excellent self-pubbed book that really deserves much more of an audience! I soon could not put it down. Abby is a bit of an outcast. Her dad died when she was three, and her mother is in a state of depression, so much of the housework falls on her. I was sure that she was older until it stated otherwise. Did I mention she likes bugs? Then she meets Isaac, who becomes her friend. When she brings him to school to introduce him, she gets in trouble for introducing her imaginary friend.
Then, during a storm, Isaac tells Abby to run to a nearby church to escape some creatures that are pacing outside her house. Once in the church, he breaks through the floorboards, and takes her into a strange new world — the world of imaginary friends. The plot of this book was amazing. Every time I thought I had all the pieces and that I knew how it would end, something new would be revealed and the story would take a whole new turn. There were a few things that I saw coming, but for the most part, it was able to keep me on the edge of my seat.
However, points like that were few and far between. However, the end soon came, and surprisingly, it did not seem rushed. For a book with such a roller coaster plot, the ending did not leave you gasping. It is my guess that the author is catholic because anywhere that is blessed by or associated with the church is a safe zone from the Lemmicks, and a mention of purgatory.
I really fell in love with this book, so did my 8 year old daughter. It is a book that can appeal to all ages due to the main character being so personable, you can't help but like her. The world that Abby is drawn into is so vividly painted that you want to visit it and the characters and creatures she meets keep the story moving along so well.
The only critisism is that the cover doesn't feel right for the wonderful story inside. It is a story that you are sad to finish and I really can't wait I really fell in love with this book, so did my 8 year old daughter. It is a story that you are sad to finish and I really can't wait for a sequel. My daughter and I read this together, and we loved it! Not for the faint of heart. It was adventurous and a couple people die. A really great story, and I was very happy with the ending. Mar 09, Angelica Havener rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think I'll read it again.
I was first attracted to the cover and the unusual title. This book was on my to-read list for a while and thanks to the kindle lending library program I was able to borrow this book and finally read. I am pleased to have read it.