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The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
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Jul 15, 09

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bookshelves: graphic-novels, historical-setting, mystery, juvenile-fiction
Recommended to Erin by: Peggy Sharp
Recommended for: kids, adults who enjoy kids' books
Read in July, 2009, read count: 1

First, let me clarify that actually I'd give this book 3 1/2 stars, and second, it's not strictly a graphic novel. It's a big, thick kid's book that reads really fast because probably 2/3 of the pages are pencil illustrations, and some of the pages of text have only a few lines on them. The result is a very fast-paced story about an orphaned boy living in secret in a train station in 1930s Paris, France. The illustrations move the story along and remind me of a filmmaker's storyboard...which makes sense, given how the story turns out. (I won't ruin the mystery for anyone who hasn't yet read it, though.)
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