Sunday, January 29, 2012

Wonderstruck, Brian Selznick

I didn't think that I would like this book, but I did. A lot. Like Brian Selznick's other book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, half of the story is told in provocative black and white drawings. The drawings tell the story of Rose, a girl obsessed with one actress, who keeps a scrapbook on her, and Ben, a boy who longs for his father, who he never knew. Though their two stories are fifty years apart, they surprise and intertwine in surprising ways. I really loved some of the drawings, especially the ones that were of New York City. They felt so real, despite being black and white. The ending of the book was just perfect, too. I definitely want to read The Invention of Hugo Cabret, and would recommend Wonderstruck to anyone who's looking for a quick, but wonderful and thought-provoking read. 628 pages, 4.9 stars. (Don't let the number of pages fool you. Half of them are drawings, and the rest go by quickly.)

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