Selznick's creative storytelling leaves me Wonderstruck

A review of Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Employing a unique format for telling one larger tale, the author separates two intriguing stories of deaf children, set 50 years apart, by using words to convey Ben's journey to find his father in New York after his mother passes away, and appropriately relying on pictures to tell Rose's silent quest to find a mysterious celebrity. When the stories finally intersect, the combination of words and pictures explode with emotional detail to reveal the circumstances that brought the two worlds together. If you liked the style of Selznick's The Invention of Hugo Cabret, you'll love his fresh ideas and techniques in Wonderstruck!

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Waiting for The Invention of Hugo Cabret to come out in a movie? I am. In the meantime, my voracious appetite for another Selznick has been satisfied by this magical tale!

I liked Hugo Cabret, but I didn't love it. Wonderstruck, however, was so good I had to read it all in one sitting!

How are y'all reading this book?  I am very excited about it, too, but have been on the hold list since May!

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