January 30th, 2007 - Scholastic
Synopsis: Orphan, clock-keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father from the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.
So this is going to be a quick review. I'm tired.
Anyway, this is a great book. All the characters are fun, the story was fantastic, and the elements of the mystery and the secret were just great!
The only thing, which wasn't even that big, but the big secret that drives the entire novel, seems much bigger than it actually is. It's not a letdown though. So.... Yeah. It's still a great book. ESPECIALLY with all of the beautiful illustrations by Mr. Selznick and the pictures of silent films. :)))))
This made me want to research French train stations and 1930's movie magic.
He also just came out with a new book, WONDERSTRUCK, which I'm going to try to buy soon. (His books are like 20$ each! X_X)
Also, this book's coming to the big screen soon, so if you haven't seen the trailer, here it is:
Also, sorry I haven't been blogging for the past two weeks. I'm being swamped with insanely long biology papers. I was just barely able to poke my head out from the swamp of glucose, photosynthesis, and CO2 abbreviations to review this. So, to make up for it, I'm going to blog EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. next week. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!
See ya on Friday,