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The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
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Nov 08, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: kids-novels, audio, read-in-2010, library-reads

I listened to this as an audio book, so I can't speak to the way the text and illustrations interacted with one another. (Although I may flip through a copy just to see all of the pictures - from what other reviewers have said, it sounds like I'm missing out by not seeing them!)

This book has everything a good kids' book should: slightly mysterious plot; a main character worth rooting for; believable dialogue and characters.

Even as an adult reader, there were twists in the plot that surprised me, and the book overall was a delight. I imagine young readers would really enjoy this one.

(And the audio version was great. The reader perfectly captured the voices and atmosphere, and there were also some neat sound effects.)

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Reading Progress

November 8, 2008 – Shelved
May 31, 2010 – Started Reading
June 2, 2010 –
page 379
June 30, 2010 – Shelved as: kids-novels
June 30, 2010 – Shelved as: audio
June 30, 2010 – Shelved as: read-in-2010
June 30, 2010 – Finished Reading
April 9, 2011 – Shelved as: library-reads

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