The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Invention Of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick
Synopsis: Hugo is an orphan who lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where survival depends on secrets and anonoymity. But when his world interlocks with a bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy shop, things start to change. A treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man which all hints to a hidden message from Hugo's dead father. And while trying to break the Automaton's secret message he has to avoid being captured by the station inspector.
In A Sentence: A fun children's read that made me want to go watch silent films
Why You Should Read This: I really did enjoy this book. It's actually based off of a real person and off of real silent movies. It was written in a unique and creative way that tied in with the story that was being told; half the story was told in words, the other half in pictures. The story was sweet and had a nice happy ending. If you haven't read it yet, I would definitely recommend it. It's a super fast read that you could finish in under two hours.
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