Sunday, January 24, 2010
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selzinck is a mysterious story with strong characters always on alert for adventure. This story is about a kid named Hugo Cabret who's dad died in a fire at a museum in Paris, France. His caretaker was his uncle who worked the clocks in a train station in Paris and now Hugo lives within the grand clock in the station and has always kept his prize possession, his father's old notebook for automaton. He has been taking parts the toys at the toy booth down below. When the man that works at the toy booth catches him stealing some toys, he confiscates his notebook and goes home to burn it. Hugo needs to get that notebook back so he can complete his automaton. I really thought that this book had an amazing plot structure. It had great ideas and I think that Brian Selznick did a great job by putting those ideas into words that flow well. Within the book there are many pictures that give clues to what the automaton does and to what majority of the book is about. If you like books with a mystery involved in the plot with lots of love and compassion for what you believe in, this is the book for you.
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