Wonderstruck, Brian Selznick


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  1. bachbooks Says:

    In Wonderstruck Brian Selznick returns with his winning blend of images and text to tell the stories of Ben, an orphan boy living with his aunt and uncle in Minnesota, and Rose, a deaf girl living in New Jersey. Each of these characters seeks to reconnect with a distant parent. As the plot progresses, Ben discovers secrets of the mother he loved and tries to unravel the mystery of the father he never knew.

    Selznick’s storytelling demonstrates a reverence for both people and places which bring his characters to life. His illustrations provide incredible detail to illuminate the narrative. Marvelous format aside, Selznick again manages to weave a spine tingling tale of the power of memory, curiosity, and connection. Although he’s an orphan, Ben’s parents live on in his memories and his wonder.

    Rating: 4.5 stars

    Recommendations: The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Persepolis, I Am the Messenger

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