WONDERSTRUCK by Brian Selznick

I just finished reading WONDERSTRUCK by Brian Selznick. Like his last book, THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET (which won the Caldecott Award), it is a huge book  (600+ pages) that is half gorgeous pencil drawings (not a graphic novel: rather, an illustrated novel). The book tells two different intertwined stories – one in words and the other in pictures –  that the reader just knows are going to come together somehow. Ben’s story is in 1977 and Rose’s is in 1927. Both Ben and Rose are unhappy children who make a daring decision to change their lives, and the way their two stories come together is something I wouldn’t want to spoil for you. Let me just say that it is a beautiful book, both the story and the illustrations, and the ending, which celebrates friendship and family,  will leave you WONDERSTRUCK.

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4 Comments on “WONDERSTRUCK by Brian Selznick”

  1. Mia Says:

    OMG! Last weekend I finished Wonderstruck. When I was reading it I was totally wonderstruck. It was so good I think a lot of people will want to read this book either before or after reading “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”

  2. Isabel Chase Says:

    I really want to read this book! It sounds so COOL!

  3. Em is reading this now! 🙂

  4. Caroline Says:

    I REALLY want to read Wonder struck. Miranda Colby said it was really good! But, I’m reading “The Invention of the Hugo Cabret.”

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