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Author:  Brian Selznick

  Playing with the form he created in his trailblazing debut novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick once again sails into uncharted territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey.

A boy named Ben longs for the father he has never known. A girl named Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his mother's room, and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out alone on desperate quests to find what they are missing.

Ben's story, set in 1977, is told entirely with words, while Rose's story, set fifty years earlier, is told entirely with pictures. The two stories weave back and forth before ultimately coming together. Rich, complex, affecting, and beautiful–with over 460 pages of original artwork–Wonderstruck is a stunning achievement from a uniquely gifted artist and visionary.

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Sep 27,2014

Well, I have definitely just been struck by wonder!!! This is an amazing book, I love the mystery of the two characters and how one character is in pictures while the other is in writing. I was so addicted that I read this whole book in about 5 hours, 1 day and 2 sittings. I've read Hugo too and I thought it was amazing but Wonder Struck is 10 times better. Brian Selznick has done an amazing job on creating this thrilling book which I'm happily willing to read again any time I can. If you ever get the chance to read this book you should absolutely take the chance! 

Enjoy, Chookwriter

Feb 27,2012


this book was in pictures and words and I dont know how Brian Selznick did it. Probably time and selling his house. This book took so much time and money and thats what made it the best. I recomend you all read it.

Feb 05,2012

This is an amazing novel. There is so much detail and the adjectives just make you feel as if you were there and watching the character experience what the story reads. The pictures are captivating. The format and discription of the words assist your imagination in forming an image from the words.

There are so many views and opinions you can have towards this piece of spectacular writing. You can see it as adventuress, mysterious or a sad but intriguing. Personally I thought Wonderstruck was a story of hope and that it gave and important life lesson which is: never to let anything permanently put you down, just be persistent and make the most out of your situation, never give up.


Enjoy, Emily James.


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