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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday: Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
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Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
Genre: Middle Grade
Release Date: September 13, 2011
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 608

Summary: Playing with the form he created in his trailblazing debut novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick once again sails into uncharted territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey. Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. 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 ondesperate quests to find what they are missing. Set fifty years apart, these two independent stories--Ben’s told in words, Rose’s in pictures--weave back and forth with mesmerizing symmetry. How they unfold and ultimately intertwine will surprise you, challenge you, and leave you breathless with wonder. Rich, complex, affecting, and beautiful--with over 460 pages of original artwork--Wonderstruck is a stunning achievement from a uniquely gifted artist and visionary.

My Thoughts: I first heard about this book at BEA, and it instantly caught my attention. I usually don't read middle grade fiction, but there is something unqiue about the whole premise surrounding this novel. The publicist there had mentioned that half the book is told through artistic drawings, while the other half is in writing. I'm curious to see how both styles come together in the end.

What are your thoughts on Wonderstruck?
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6 comments:

Cecelia said...

This sounds amazing, and I love the idea that half of it is artwork. Great pick!

If you'd like, you can check out my WoW here.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

ADORABLE pick!

Kelsey said...

This isn't my usual read either but it sounds awesome!

Book Sake said...

I like Selznick's writing, looking forward to this one!

Our WOW pick is at BookSake.

bumpsintheroadblog said...

Great pick. Sounds like a very neat read. Here is the link to my WOW....

http://bumpsintheroad1.blogspot.com/2011/06/wow-1-ya-edition.html

LinWash said...

Brian Selznick is a genius! I'm looking forward to this book.

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