Almost 20 years after very first publishing The Perks of Being a Wallflower, author Stephen Chbosky has a 2nd book to share, EW can share solely.
Imaginary Friend is pertaining to book shops in Fall 2019, and it’s a departure from the warm-hearted YA wonderland of his precious very first book. This unique, which will be launched in the United States by Grand Central Publishing, is referred to as a work of literary scary.
Here’s a little of exactly what the coat copy will expose: The story “focuses on Kate Reese, a single mother fleeing an abusive relationship by starting over in a new town, with her young son Christopher. Her world begins to unravel after Christopher vanishes into the Mission Street Woods — where 50 years earlier an eerily similar disappearance occurred. When her son emerges six days later unharmed but not unchanged, he brings with him a secret: a voice only he can hear and a warning of the tragedy to come to the real world if he fails to protect it. Soon Kate and Christopher find themselves in the fight of their lives, caught in the middle of a war playing out between good and evil, with their small town as the battle ground.”
“Do you remember when you were a little kid and you would look up into the clouds?” Chbosky stated in a declaration. “Remember how the clouds would appear like the shape of a tree or a pet dog or a face? Well, exactly what if you were a little 7-year-old kid now? With a single mommy. And no cash. And exactly what if you could not assist however see that for the last 2 weeks, you searched for into the clouds, and it was constantly the exact same face looking back at you? That is the origin of my story.”
Ben Sevier, senior vice president and publisher of GCP, called it “an epic work of imagination by one of our great storytellers.”
In the years because Perks ended up being a YA experience, the Pittsburgh local has actually been working primarily in movie and tv, composing on the 2006-08 CBS nuclear war drama Jericho, penning the movie script for 2005’s Rent, co-writing in 2015’s live-action Beauty and the Beast, and composing and directing his own 2012 movie based upon Perks
Most just recently, he directed and adjusted Wonder, based upon the unique by R.J. Palacio, starring Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, and Owen Wilson.
Chbosky has 2 kids with partner Liz Maccie, a YA author herself with the book Lessons I Never Learned at Meadowbrook AcademyRelated youtube video: (not from post)