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The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
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Nov 22, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: children-young-adult
Recommended to Jessica by: Emma

I enjoyed this book immensely!

The black and white drawings were a big draw. They added to the intensity of the feelings/mood of the book.

In short: An orphan has taken over his uncle's job of winding the clocks in a train station. He has a notebook and mechanical man that his father, who died in a fire, had been working on. He believes the notebook holds the key to making the mechanical man work again. He gains some friends and finds out the mystery behind the mechanical man. It leads to a better life in the end.

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Kristen Emma was just nagging me yesterday that I HAVE to read this book. Good to get another persons opinion that it's worth the time. I'm actually reading a grown-up book right now. It's a good one, but somewhat disturbing.


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