Reviewed by: Reader123
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick
The Invention of Hugo Cabret is sad but is also hopeful. In the book, the main character is Hugo Cabret. The book doesn't say anything about Hugo's mom so I wondered if something happened to her. Hugo's dad found a machine in an attic of a museum and they both tried to fix it. One day, his dad never returned home so Hugo went to live with his only living relative, his Uncle Claude. They lived in a train station and their job was to keep the clock in the station working. Hugo breaks his hand and has trouble keeping the clocks running.
The book makes you feel like you are right alongside Hugo. It draws you in and makes you want to keep reading. It has many pictures and they all help tell the story of Hugo's life. The ending is one of my favorite parts. Don't let the size of the book make you not want to read it. It is one of the best books I have read. I hope you like it too.