20. December 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Children's Books, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Leslie

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick, 640 pages, read by Leslie, on 10/03/2012

Wonderstruck

Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, twelve-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City, and meets there Rose, who is also longing for something missing from her life. Ben’s story is told in words; Rose’s in pictures.

My students will like this story, mainly because of the pictures, however I did not like this as much as his first book.  I thought the story did not have enough conflict to compare to reality.  The artwork is very nice though.

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