Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick 
The invention of Hugo Cabret is an amazing book although it has a lot of pictures it is a great book.  It starts off as Hugo (the main character) running through the train station into his little apartment at the top of the train station.  Hugo is an orphan.  But only he knows that.  A couple years back his dad went to work but he never returned that night Hugo heard a knock at the door and it was his uncle (also known as the clock worker at the train station).  He had told Hugo everything that had happened to his dad.  So Hugo now works with his uncle as the clock worker at the train’s station.  Until one night when his uncle never returned.   Now poor Hugo has no family left and has to steal to survive but a machine that his father was working on that got destroyed in a fire Hugo now has to fix to find out what his father was trying too tell him.  Hugo goes threw many troubles trying to fix the machine his dad was once working on and he steels from this   toy booth in the train station and the man who work’s there catches him sand tells him to empty his pockets and he has this notebook that is the only way to fix the machine that his father was once building.  The old man looks at the notebook and takes it away from Hugo and that’s when the adventure begins in this book.  Hugo goes threw many troubles between trying to get his notebook back and working the clocks by himself.  It won’t bee easy for him but he has to fix the machine.  Hugo meets this girl along the way and she tells him she knows where his notebook is.  Hugo eventually fix’s the machine and finds out what his father  was trying to tell him.  It doesn’t make sense the message is not from him. You’ll have too read the book to find out where Hugo’s adventure will take him.
Carly ~ Mr. Nixon grade 5

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great review Carly. It is one of my favourite books. I recently saw the movie and its great but not quite as good as the book. I think the message was for him as it was related to his Dad's favourite movie. Do you think it might have been a symbolic link between Hugo and his Dad?