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Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
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Sep 14, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: graphic-novels, ya-children

Wonderstruck is a marvelous read for older children of all ages. As in his groundbreaking The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick effectively alternates his storytelling between text and wordless drawings. In this book, the words tell one story and the drawings another, but there are many parallels between the two, and by the end they are woven together.

Although the two stories are set 50 years apart, and feature radically different circumstances, both tell the stories of deaf children who run away to New York City and are drawn to the Museum of Naural History. The stories of Rose in 1927 and Ben in 1977 are both page-turners, and the book, though over 600 pages, took only a few hours to read.

Although this book is less fanciful than Hugo Cabret, it has a more emotional impact. Highly recommended for reluctant readers, anyone interested in Deaf culture, and for anyone who enjoys museums -- or good stories!
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Reading Progress

September 14, 2011 – Shelved
October 2, 2011 – Started Reading
October 3, 2011 –
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October 3, 2011 – Shelved as: graphic-novels
October 3, 2011 – Shelved as: ya-children
October 3, 2011 – Finished Reading

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