Customer Reviews for

Imaginary Enemy

Average Rating 4.5
( 12 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(9)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(2)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 12 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2010

    Amazing Book! Great for teenage girls!

    Wow. One of my favourite books of all time! (I'm in my teens) I totally recommend this book to anyone who doesn't mind a little cheesiness. I love Jane's character and how Gonzalez tells the story of Jane's childhood and of the present kind of mingled together. I also like how the author made Jane seem more real by giving her a half-brother. I respected this because I have a half-brother myself and I grew up trying to explain how it worked. People don't realize, however, that many people these days have half siblings... okay now I'm off topic... ANYWAYS... I felt as though I could relate to Jane's character in many ways. THIS IS AN AWESOME BOOK! READ IT!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 13, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Gr8 read :)

    Jane's 'safety blanket' of sorts is to write to her imaginary enemy, Bubba. It starts out as a child's blame game but l8er turned out 2 be a way to vent frustration for Jane. It's a believable story...and sometimes Jane's a jerk but everyone has those moments when they act like a jerk bcuz something is eating at them inside. It was also very entertaining and I love the jumble of characters...it's a busy story and a gr8 read 4 anybody and gives you a good understanding of someone who just wants 2 be normal but not have 2 follow the rules of the "Normal Anarchy" wants 2 create their own kind of normal but have it be accepted. I can real8 and I think a lot of ppl can. And yes, there's that perfect ammount of romance in it that doesn't swallow up the novel, but gives it a frequency 2 follow and more entertainment

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2009

    It was...

    I found the book to be very interesting. It really opened my eyes to a few things. I would most definately recommend others to read it.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 2, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com

    Looking for a fun book? This one is for you. Many people grow up having had at least one imaginary friend. Jane White has an imaginary enemy. <BR/><BR/>It all started in second grade when Jane began writing to Bubba. Whenever life would throw her a curve ball to upset her or embarrass her, she would sit down and write Bubba a letter to complain. Bubba was always there to collect the blame or abuse Jane tossed in his direction. Imagine her surprise when one day she received a letter addressed to her from Bubba.<BR/><BR/>Named after an eccentric aunt, Jane hates her name, and finds herself constantly battling her strange family and friends. There is the half-brother who suddenly decides to leave his mother's house and move in with Jane's family. There are younger siblings who constantly annoy Jane. The family's father figure suffers a mid-life meltdown only to quit his job and begin a new career. Add to all that a bunch of odd neighbors who home-school their children and ¿collect¿ sounds. Jane's problems are actually quite typical, but her creative way of dealing with them makes her story well worth reading.<BR/><BR/>Author Julie Gonzalez expertly combines all this in a fast-paced story that will hold the attention of middle grade and teen readers, as well as any grownup who remembers their own roller-coaster ride to adulthood. This comic novel is a fine addition to any individual or library collection.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 24, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    Amazing Story

    This book is one of the best and most memorable ones I've ever read.<BR/>It takes all sorts of subjects and combines them into something that's makes you laugh and think. These characters aren't afraid to be different. Jane is simple but complex at the same time. She doesn't want to be the responsible one,but soon something make her realize she has to. <BR/>And the ending is one of the best I've read in a long time.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2008

    Cute-the book you read when you need something fun and light hearted

    Becasue the last book i read was about the end of the world and millions of people were dying or hungry, i decided it would be a good idea to read something a bit less serious and i little more quirky, which is exactly what this book was. Good book to choose if you don't feel like reading something ultra sad and deep.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2008

    Amazing

    This book is amazing. It captures your mind, and I couldn't seem to put it down, even though I'm not used to these kinds of books. I usually read fantasy and sci-fi. I like the fact that the main character has a good sense of humor. I enjoyed this book and I think a lot of people will.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2008

    A reviewer

    it took me a day to read i couldn't put the book down i liked it because of the demichaels and her family it had drama,mystery,comedy,and love

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 12 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1