Confessions of an Imaginary Friend
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
We meet Jacques Papier as the eight-year-old twin of Fleur - because that is what he believes. However, it soon becomes apparent that Fleur is so involved with her imaginary friend - Jacques - that she thinks she herself is imaginary.
When Fleur enters therapy, Jacques finds himself with a group of other discarded imaginary friends, whose real companions have moved on. It appears that imaginary friends can morph into various characters to suit those who seek such a companion. Jacques' subsequent adventures allow him to help other lonely children and imaginary friends, before he finally finds true happiness again.
Despite the cartoon-like cover, this is a short novel more suited to an older reader than first appears: philosophical, sad and slightly bizarre.