Friday, July 1, 2011
by Brian Selznick
Scholastic Press, 2011. 634 pgs. Fiction.
Brian Selznick has done it again! His newest book, Wonderstruck, is done in the same novel-in-pictures style as The Invention of Hugo Cabret but with a unique story all of its own. The plot of Wonderstruck is actually made up of two separate mysteries—one taking place in the late 1920s and the other in 1977. The 1920s story is all told in pictures, the 1977 story in nothing but words. Eventually the two stories intersect and seamlessly become one. Riveting and compelling, Wonderstruck is the kind of book you can’t put down because you are dying to see what will happen next. Wonderstruck doesn’t come out until September but you can already put a hold on it in the library catalog!