The Invention Of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
This book is GREAT!!!!! I thought this book was one of the best that I have read in a long time. DON'T LET THE SIZE OF THIS BOOK FOOL YOU. Half of the pages are pictures which really help tell the story.
Hugo, is a great character! He is an orphan who lives in the walls of a busy Paris Train Station. Hugo's father had owned a clock shop and had worked at an old museum taking care of clocks. Hugo's father had found an "Automaton" up in the attic of the museum. No one had taken care of it or cared about how it got up there. The Automaton was a complex wind up figure that they thought could write. It had a pen in his hand and sat at a desk. Hugo's father thought that perhaps a magician had made it.
Hugo's father had snuck Hugo into the museum one night to see the "Automaton."
Higo's father had thought a lot about the figure and drew several drawings on how it might work. He kept the drawings in a notebook.
Hugo's father got locked in the museum one night and a fire started. Hugo 's uncle came to t get him the next night and told him aout his father. He would now live with his uncle, since he was his only living relative. He would live in the train station with his uncle (who often drank)and take care of the clocks that were there.
Hugo blamed himself for his father's death because because he wanted his father to fix the unusual machine and see what it might write. It was all a mystery.
Hugo worked all day in the dark working on the clocks at the station. He would go out of the walls and steal milk to drink and a roll to eat. He missed his father and
wanted to find out more about the "Automaton". There is a lot of mystery, and suspense in this story as he meets a mysterious girl and her father, who is terrified of the drawings that Hugo's father had made. What could this all mean?
This book is defintely worth reading. It won't disappoint you.