author: Brian Selznick
from the acclaimed author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret comes a the wonderful new book, Wonderstruck.
Ben, a boy from Gunflint Lake, Minnesota in 1977, longs for the father he has never known. A young girl, Rose from 1927 New Jersy, dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook and the dazzling lights of New York. 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. (blurb from wonderstruck website)i absolutley enjoyed reading this novel. i loved watching the 2 stories unfold together, Ben's in words and Rose's in pictures. the 2 thread story worked beautifully, supporting each other and coming togther nicely at the end, though it was a tad clique and unrealistic it was a lovely ending.
this book is set mainly in New York, with special emphasis on the Museum of Natural History. it is such a rich setting. i'd read this book just for the settings. if you are a lover of NYC or New york set stories such as those of David Levithan, then you will love this.
while we did get to know the characters, esecially Ben, i'd have loved to see more character development. i really wanted to know more. i felt a bit like i didn't Really get to know them, though what i knew i really liked. Ben was endering.
as you can see the pictures are just beautiful. my favourite, or one of, is page 196/7. i really loved Wonderstruck, it's a great book to just read, but would be PERFECT for sharing with someone younger, as it really is a childrens/ young YA novel.
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