The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Brian Selznick

533 pages first pub 2007 (editions)

fiction historical middle grade mystery adventurous lighthearted fast-paced

Description

Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy...

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Community Reviews Summary of 15,076 reviews

Moods

adventurous 81%
mysterious 50%
hopeful 45%
emotional 41%
lighthearted 39%
inspiring 38%
reflective 14%
relaxing 9%
informative 8%
funny 7%
sad 7%
tense 7%
challenging 3%
dark 3%

Pace

fast 71%
medium 23%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Plot: 27% | Character: 19%

Strong character development?

Yes: 68% | No: 16% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 75% | Yes: 13% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 41% | Yes: 33% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

4.2

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