Book Review: The Invention of Hugo Captures Young Audience

By Paul M.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, is filled with many pictures, beautiful pictures. There is not much writing at the beginning. The text starts on page 46. After two pages of writing, there is a picture that takes up two whole pages. There are many twists and turns that make the story line rich and exciting.

A young boy named Hugo Cabret is living alone in a busy Paris train station.  He tends to the clocks. This boy goes through many trials and tribulations. Before all of these things start happening to him, his father and he start to build an automaton. That is a kind of robot that can do something like dance, sing, or write. This particular one is thought to write, but it does something different, something better!  You will have to read the book to learn more.

Overall, this is an adventurous and interesting book filled with excitement, sadness, fun, and consequences. There are many twists and turns throughout the book. It was so popular, that it has been made into a movie simply titled, Hugo.

I highly recommend the book and the movie to anyone in middle school.

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