March 7, 2012

Wonderstruck


Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick



I know I'm a little late to the party on this one, but this book really hit a cord with me (maybe in a large part due to the fact that my son is deaf). It's the story of a boy, Ben, and a girl, Rose. They are separated by 50 years, but their stories intersect. Ben's mother dies, he is struck by lightening, and he runs away to find the father he never knew. Ben's story is told in text, and Rose's completely in picture. It's a lovely story and I had trouble putting it down. I often have students asking if this is the sequel to The Invention of Hugo Cabret, especially with the popularity of the Hugo movie, but this story stands on it's own. Highly recommended. Review based on a library copy.

Until next time, bon voyage, and happy reading!