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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Book Review: The Invention of Hugo Cabret

By: Brian Selznick
Pages: 522
Published: 2007

Summary: Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks---like the gears of the clock he keeps---with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the train station, Hugo's undercover life and his most precious secret are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden massage from Hugo's dead father from the backbone of this intricate, tender, spell-binding mystery.

Rating: 4

Review: This book is intricate and brilliant. The drawings are so intricate that they are brilliant. This book has tons of pictures but it wasn't just some children's book, they were detailed and portrayed the story well. The drawing's are most of the book and instead of describing things in words the drawing shows you what everything looks like. The story is very interesting. It is about Hugo and and how he needs to get his notebook back. He meets Isabelle and she is wonderful she is adventurous and always wants to learn more and loves to read. 

I first heard about this book after the movie came and I like reading books that go with movie's. I wanted to know if the book or movie it better, and if the movie did a good job portraying the book. I personally like the movie a tad more, don't really know why. It might be because I saw the movie first. Well I recommend seeing the movie and reading the book, they are book great.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


  1. Great review, Jane! I'm glad you enjoyed it! I agree, both the movie and the book are great. And the drawings do reflect the book, that's what makes it so good and "intricate and brilliant" . ^^

    1. Yeah I enjoy reading it plus it was easy since there were so many pictures, it went really fast.

  2. I must read this book NOW! Oh, and I just noticed you're reading The Book Thief -- yayy!!! :) Finally, I was just wondering whether you could check out my latest post (about a newsletter)! Thanks anyhow and I hope you enjoy Markus Zusak's simply amazing book! :)
    ~ Ruby