Posted: Friday, October 26, 2012, 9:02 am
It will make you laugh, it will make you cry and it will make your heart soar with pride.
Wow! This is truly a unique and heartwarming story about a special needs boy, Max, told from the perspective of his imaginary friend, Budo.
Max imagined Budo when he was four years old as a way to make sense of all the things that confused him in this complicated world. Budo knows the things that Max does not, like even numbers, color combinations and how to navigate the social gauntlet at school. Budo helps him get through the day.
When Max is kidnapped by one of his teachers, Budo must figure out a way to save him. The problem is that no one else can see or hear Budo.
I loved everything about this story-- I loved "watching" Max become more independent and self-assured and I loved that the story unfolded from the perspective of the imaginary friend. I also loved the audiobook narrator, Matthew Brown! He was fantastic and he really brought the story to life for me.