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4.8 11
Kids Fiction 3273
A mystery told in words and pictures
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a story of a twelve year old boy who lives in a train station in Paris. He lives by himself as his uncle mysteriously vanished, and keeps the stations clocks running. The only thing he has to keep him company is a mechanical man who Hugo rescued from the ashes of a museum, the same one that his father died in. But then he meets Isabelle, the goddaughter of the old man in the toy shop. They are launched into a mystery that revolves around the mechanical man and its hidden meaning.

I loved the idea of this book being in words and pictures, some pages with only writing and the others only of pictures. This made it quite a quick but interesting read. It was quite a light read as well but the story went quite deep. I thought the characters were amazing and you could see the way the author imagined them through the pictures. I recommend it to children who like a good mystery that comes with pictures.
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