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 11,549 reviews

Moods

adventurous 80%
mysterious 52%
hopeful 44%
lighthearted 43%
emotional 40%
inspiring 36%
reflective 12%
relaxing 9%
funny 7%
sad 6%
informative 5%
tense 5%
dark 3%
challenging 2%

Pace

fast 73%
medium 23%
slow 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 53% | Plot: 27% | Character: 18%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | No: 17% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 77% | Yes: 11% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 39% | Yes: 37% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 6%

Average rating

4.2

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