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Imaginary Enemy

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  • 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!

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  • Posted January 13, 2010

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    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'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

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  • 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.

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  • Posted November 2, 2008

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    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for

    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.

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  • Posted October 24, 2008

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    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2008


    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2008

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    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

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