The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures
Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlock with an eccentric girl and her grandfather, 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.
This is a beautiful graphic novel within a novel - the soft pencil drawings bringing the story alive and the gold edged pages make this book a lovely object to read.