Good book for reluctant readers, that strong readers will also enjoy!
This book is fun and exciting as it follows Hugo on a trip down his memory lane, dredging up memories others would rather remain hidden. The Invention of Hugo Cabret deals with death of a loved one by taking a look at Hugo's feelings for his deceased father. Reluctant readers will find that a large portion of this story is told in pictures, dragging you into the story and making you want to read the portion that is text. The story is sweet and deals with making friends and old secrets. Some readers may find it interesting to look up some of Georges Méliès old films, as they play an extremely large part in the story. The art is detailed and intricate, portraying clearly the story, so strong readers will not feel that they have missed out on the story by most of it being told in art. Because a bit of the story deals with Hugo's father's death, his drunkard uncle, being an orphan in a Paris train station (in the early 1930's), younger readers may not enjoy or get as much out of this story as older readers will. Strong readers may find this quick despite its size, so it is a fun book to read multiple times.
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