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The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick I totally ADORE this book!

The book in once sentence: A 12-year-old Parisian orphan makes a startling discovery of a man's true - and astounding - identity.

My thoughts: This is one of the most amazing books I have ever read, and I really, really think you should read it. No, get your own copy!

The story alone will hook you. But add those mesmerizing images ... and they make this book a true gem. I guarantee that you have never seen a book like this, ever. This chunkster (526 pages!) is a story told in both words and pictures. Now the pictures aren't just pretty pictures - they are an essential part of how the story is told. The book alternates in being a flip book, to sections with text like a "typical" book, and strangely enough, somehow capturing the sense of a movie. This rather heady combination just kept me going, going ... and I really didn't want the book to end!

My full review here: