Stephen Chbosky

Stephen Chbosky is the author of the multi-million-copy bestselling debut novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower. After focusing on film, including directing and writing the adaptation of the well-loved Perks, Chbosky returns to Pittsburgh with Imaginary Friend, his long-awaited second novel.

The epic work of literary horror begins with seven year old Christopher. Christopher goes missing in the woods of his new home in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania. Christopher emerges unharmed, but not alone. He returns with an imaginary friend and a mission only he can complete: Build a treehouse in the woods by Christmas, or his mother and everyone in the town will never be the same again.

“Like Perks of Being a Wallflower, Imaginary Friend says that no matter how dark the places you have been or the things you have seen, no one and nothing and nowhere is beyond redemption." -Emma Watson