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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

by Brian Selznick

Hugo is trying his best to find his uncle but can't. Do you think he's going to find his uncle? This book may seem long but it has a lot of pictures and it is very mysterious.If you like mysterious books and a good challenging book, then this book is worth it.I love this book and I hope you do too!


5 chirps

Average: 4.8 (13 votes)
submitted by Taylora, age 10
(May 11, 2009 - 12:39 pm)

It was really good, but how is it 'challenging'?

submitted by Ima Bookworm, age 1O
(May 25, 2009 - 1:47 pm)

Very good book, yes. I really need to persaude Maggie to read it.

submitted by Mary W., age 11.69, NJ
(September 1, 2009 - 2:53 pm)


A good book with lots of pictures and a good plot.

submitted by Caroline B, age 9, Houston,TX
(January 4, 2010 - 6:45 pm)

You guys......

This book doestn' have 'a lot of pictures' (well maybe it does). There's supposed to be no writing because it's based on a silent movie. Just like movies in those times. The writing is just there to explain a bit of stuff.

submitted by Jesserina
(January 6, 2012 - 11:19 am)

I love that book!

It does, actually, have "a lot of pictures". That doesn't interfere with it being based on silent movies, though.

submitted by Sasha B., age 13, California
(April 30, 2012 - 4:52 pm)

Yeah, it does have "a lot of pictures". But they're good pictures and they help you think what it looks like. This is a brilliant book! I love  it so!

submitted by Magda S, age 12, The Universe
(February 18, 2013 - 5:37 pm)

I love this book. Smile Do you know Martin Scorsese made it into a movie? Smile It is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!Smile

submitted by Lucy P, age 12, NY
(January 31, 2012 - 7:44 pm)

Martin Scorsese is such a great director.

submitted by Magda S, age 12, The Universe
(February 18, 2013 - 5:39 pm)

I love this book. Has anybody seen the movie? It's really good!Smile


I saw the movie, but I haven't read the book. The movie recently won several Academy Awards.



submitted by Leslie, age 12, Florida
(April 7, 2012 - 8:54 am)

I loved the book, but it's not about Hugo finding his Uncle at all. He doesn't care about his drunkard uncle. However Hugo cares very much about machines, especially a certain machine which holds a greater past than Hugo knows.

submitted by Elise P., age 16, RI
(April 14, 2012 - 10:25 pm)

I read this book, and it is partially shown in pictures and partially described in words. Read it!Laughing

submitted by Maggie G., age 11, New Jersey
(May 22, 2012 - 7:54 pm)

I read it, and I don't want to be rude, but this summary is verrrrrrry far from the actual plot. For one thing, Hugo does not try to find his Uncle. For another, the girl Isabelle and her guardian are not mentioned. For a third, it did not seem challenging. 

I really did enjoy the book though (I got an autographed copy) and want to see the movie, since most of the book really does feel like a movie with all the pictures and most of the film references.

submitted by Everinne, age 13, RMS Titanic
(July 31, 2012 - 4:19 pm)

Started to read it, very good plot line. It looks quite long, but like half the book is pictures and the words are smooshed in the middle of the page. Other than those things, it is an amazing book!!

submitted by Lessi
(November 19, 2012 - 2:21 pm)

Wonderful. it is not that challenging, though. will need to read again

submitted by Daniel C., age 10, Minneapolis, MN
(January 27, 2013 - 4:58 pm)

I really want to read the book but I haven't gotten to it yet. I have way to many books, but I've seen the movie and love it! The book looks big but not that many words in it which is abnormal for me because most my of my books are pictureless so this is easy reading for me. ( I will let you know when I read it. )  

submitted by Alex P., age 12, Florida U.S
(March 6, 2013 - 4:21 pm)