Sunday, August 1, 2010
Number of pages:530
Orphan Hugo Cabret lives in a wall. His secret home is etched out in the crevices of a busy
Paris train station. Part-time clock keeper, part-time thief, he leads a life of quiet routine
until he gets involved with an eccentric, bookish young girl and an angry old man who runs a
toy booth in the station. The Invention of Hugo Cabret unfolds its cryptic, magical story in a
format that blends elements of picture book, novel, graphic novel, and film. Caldecott Honor-
winning author-illustrator Brian Selznick has fashioned an intricate puzzle story that binds
the reader like a mesmerist's spell
Rating ad Review
Really really good-maybe at first it was a little bit confusing and some of the plot pictures
were pretty weird-it was really good.
Absoloutely wonderful-but in a different way, not in a grab this book and never let go because it's so good, but a suspense that just keeps it hold in your mind, making you wonder what's going to happen next.
I liked it. Perfectly satisfying-and nothing else. Maybe a little bit of dissapointment.
The cover perfectly symbolized the whole main point of the story-I loved how it looked, the way Brian Selznick made it seem like it was the lock to the chest of films in the story.
Perfect!The pictures clearly showed it, as did the words.