Book Review: Confessions of an Imaginary Friend by Michelle Cuevas

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An endearing and quirky story about love and identity, Confessions of an Imaginary Friend by Michelle Cuevas will charm readers with the story of Jacques, an imaginary friend who doesn’t know he’s imaginary!

confessions of an imaginary friendJacques Papier has the sneaking suspicion that everyone except his sister Fleur hates him. Teachers ignore him when his hand is raised in class, he is never chosen for sports teams, and his parents often need to be reminded to set a place for him at the dinner table. But he is shocked when he finally learns the truth: He is Fleur’s imaginary friend! When he convinces Fleur to set him free, he begins a surprising, touching, and always funny quest to find himself—to figure out who Jacques Papier truly is, and where he belongs.

Readers will fall in love with Jacques’s sweet, quirky voice as he gives them a look at life from an incredible new perspective.

Filled with fun references to the world’s most well-known imaginary friend, Puff the Magic Dragon (Jacques Papier is French for Jackie Paper), Cuevas captures the magic of having a childhood imaginary friend … from the imaginary friend’s perspective. What’s it like being at the whim of your child’s imagination? And how do you define your identity if that identity is always changing?

Confessions of an Imaginary Friend demonstrates the power of friendship — both real and imagined — and how our pretend playmates can play a powerful and pivotal role in helping us find the strength to stand up and be ourselves.

Cuevas’ story invokes the magic of childhood, innocence, and imagination through Jacques’ story. It will fill readers of all ages with warmth and happiness as they follow Jacques through the discovery of his true nature, and the search to define his role in the world.

Confessions of an Imaginary Friend is in stores now.


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