Monday, July 1, 2013
Wonderstruck Book Review
Written by Brian Selznick
# of Pages: 630
Read: June 2013
This book tells the story of two people in two different times - Ben from 1977, and Rose from 1927. Ben is deaf but in one ear, while Rose is completely deaf. Rose's story shows her as a girl constantly sneaking out of her house, until one day she decides to runaway to New York. Ben's story is a much sadder one as he is dealing with the recent loss of his mother. He is now living with his aunt and uncle because he has no idea who or where his father is. Ben's story takes you on a journey with him to find his father, while Rose is on a journey to find somewhere where she belongs.
A really heartfelt novel about struggles, inner strength, fitting in, and discovering who you really are.
I loved this book! Wonderstruck is a middle grade novel that tells the story of two people - Ben and Rose. The cool part about this book is that one of the stories is told through words, while the other one is told through pictures! It was so easy to follow along, even with mostly pictures and I read this book in no time!
The reason that I didn't give this novel 5 stars is because I found there wasn't much character development, and I also found that with Rose's story, things should have been more clear and easier to understand some parts - so maybe there should have been more pictures.
Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone, as it can relate to a bigger audience than just middle grade. I really enjoyed this story, I had emotions for the characters, I laughed, got excited, and there were sad moments. This was my favourite book that I had read in June, and I am glad I picked this book up!