Author: Brian Selznick
Rating: three stars (out of four)
Release date: Sept. 13, 2011
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Source: ALA 2011
This story was in the same vein as The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck also brings the story to life through amazing illustrations and an engaging story. There were a lot of similarities between Hugo and Wonderstruck: historical in nature and featuring inquisitive children trying to solve a mystery. I loved the illustrations for this story, Selznick has done it again!
There’s something about Selznick’s style and the way he can capture emotion and personality in one page. And there are TONS of pictures in this book. Such a fun book to look through. I liked the story and learning more as the story slowly unfolded, though I wasn’t as mesmerized in this story as Hugo. I feel a little bit bad for making so many comparisons between Wonderstruck and Hugo, but it’s hard not to reference one without the other. I rather enjoyed reading this book and I would recommend, especially if you were a fan of Hugo.