Book Summary

    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 booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.
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    Author

    Brian Selznick

    Year Published

    2007

    Lexile Measure

    820L

    Categories

    8-12, adventure, Award Winning, Boys, English, Girls, in corpus, made into movie, mystery, Young Adult

    ISBN 13

    9780439813785

    Profanity

    low

    Sexuality

    none

    Violence

    mild

    Goodreads Rating

    4.23

    # Ratings

    127475

    # of Words

    24828

Book Summary

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 booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.
(summary from amazon.com)