The invention of Hugo Cabret : a novel in words and pictures

"The Invention of Hugo Cabret" reviewed by Ashley B. on July 7, 2014

Name: 
Ashley B.
Grade: 
8
Title: 
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Author: 
Brian Selznick
Genre: 
adventure
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a book about a twelve year old boy named Hugo who lives in the walls of a Paris train station. When Hugo's life gets turned upside down he sets out to find answers. A stolen key, a mechanical man, an old man, and a hidden message from his dead father all have one thing in common in this grasping mystery.
Similar authors or titles?: 
Brian Selznick has also written a book called Wonderstruck.
Would you recommend this book?: 
Yes, for people who love "on the edge of your seat mysteries", this would be a great book to read.
Rate Your Read: 
5
ISBN: 
9780439813785

From Book to Best Picture

We are sThe Descendantstill a few weeks away from the Academy Awards, but the nominations were announced last week.  Out of the nine best picture nominees, six are based on books.  So while maybe watching the nominated movies is on your February list, it also proves an opportunity to add some new book titles as well.  The six books include:

The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

"With beautiful and blunt prose, Hemmings explores the emotional terrain of grief, promising something far more fulfilling than paradise at its end."--San Francisco Chronicle


Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a miracle, a daybreak, a man on the moon. It's so impeccably imagined, so courageously executed, so everlastingly moving and fine." --Baltimore Sun

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Night Circus Readalikes

Night CircusErin Morgenstern's The Night Circus tells the story of two competing magicians trying to outdo each other in the creation of an enchanted circus. Whether you've read it and want more of the gothic atmosphere, period charm, and dazzling detail, are on the holds list for it, or just enjoy a bit of whimsy and dark Victorianism, these books should be of interest.

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, a tale of the resurgence of English magic in the early 19th century, is just as dense and immersive as the equally thick Night Circus, and like that novel features a period writing style and a fully realized magical world-within-a-world.
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"The invention of Hugo cabret" reviewed by Ashley on June 26, 2011

Name: 
Ashley
Grade: 
8
Title: 
The invention of Hugo cabret
Author: 
Brian Selznick
Genre: 
sci-fi
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This book is a wonderful book about a boy named Hugo Cabret, or Professor Alcofrisba, later in the book. He finds a man whom the majority of the world thinks is dead, Georges M�li�s, who was a famous film maker. Hugo shows the world that everything has a purpose, and there are never any extra parts.
Would you recommend this book?: 
I would recommend this book to any one who enjoys a good book!
Rate Your Read: 
0
ISBN: 
0439813786

"The Invention of Hugo Cabret" reviewed by Dawson on June 10, 2010

Name: 
Dawson
Grade: 
7
Title: 
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Author: 
Brian Selznick
Genre: 
historical
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This book is a great mix between an adventure and a mystery. Good for all ages, it will quickly become your favorite book of all time. It may be 500 pages, but you only read about 300. The rest are filled with amazing pictures that picture the story for you. No book I have read is as astounding as this.
Similar authors or titles?: 
None. It is truly unique.
Would you recommend this book?: 
Definitely.
Rate Your Read: 
0
ISBN: 
0439813786
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