By Brian Selznick
This amazing and well-written book is about a boy named Hugo Cabret. When his father perishe in a fire, all Hugo has left of him was an automaton he had found in the attic of the museum in Paris.
Soon after, Hugo’s Uncle Claude, who had taken Hugo in, died. As if that was not bad enough, Hugo’s beloved automaton breaks. Hugo goes on all kinds of adventures trying to find his way back home.
This book was one of the best I’ve ever read. It puts you in the character’s shoes, and captures you with its amazing pictures, which fill in some of the story. I’ve read it twice and I loved it both times.
Reviewed by Mia