Book Review | The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Title: The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Author: Brian Selznick

Series: ---

Genres: Children, Mystery

Publication/Year: Scholastic • 2007

Page Numbers: 534

Synopsis from Goodreads:
"Half sketches create a story in pictures too, relevant history. Real last-century French pioneer filmmaker Georges Méliès collected mechanical robot-like automata, and, impoverished, worked at a toy booth in a Paris railway station. Here, orphan Hugo fixes his late father's automata, and meets Méliès through his god-daughter Isabelle."
My Rating★★★★★

Quote(s) I Like:
"Having an eye patch actually makes it easier to look through a camera - I don't have to close one eye like everyone else." - Etienne

My Thoughts:
Outstanding story from start to finish. So many times I wanted to cry for Hugo because of how he lost his father and uncle and had to live on his own in the timekeepers apartment. I mean stealing food and drinks. Stealing toys...such a sad upcoming. 

However, meeting the toy both owner, Georges, was probably the best thing to ever happen in the story. At first I was a bit upset about how they met, but as Hugo begins to learn so much about his the automata his father left behind the relationship / bond between Hugo and Georges blossoms. 

The artwork, movie pictures and drawings were an amazing, important and highly effective part of telling this story.

Totally recommend this book to any children or anyone looking for a light read with a bit of mystery to it.


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