Sunday, November 13, 2011

One Book That You Don't Put Down - Really!

         I just started and finished a 640 page book.  I read straight through with only a pause to get a drink.  It is a book lately reviewed and/or mentioned by many.  This book is amazing, satisfying, intriguing, mysterious, full of pictures, but not a picture book, and wondrous.  It is Wonderstruck, by Brian Selznick.  I couldn't read all the reviews, but did read some.  None could give away much more than the beginning questions asked by the main character.  I was enthralled by the ideas toward the end of the book, and the analogy given that applies to writing.  Read the book;  you will love it!

6 comments:

  1. I keep looking at this book every time I am on Amazon...I may have to move it into my cart now! Thanks for the recommendation!

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  2. I keep reading good things about this chunkster. Need to add it to my list. Thanks

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  3. No Kindle or iBook for this one. He wants it to be a page-turning experience. Sigh. I may have to find a B & N and plop down for a look with a latte! The book looks intriguing but I'm trying not to buy anything that can get dusty! Oooh, but a gift for someone for Christmas...previewed by me for appropriateness, of course...that might work!

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  4. It is tough to review, isn't it? You can't give away all the secrets. I love the wordle!

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  5. Oh wow, I can't wait to get my hands on this. :) Truly envious that you've read it! Will check out and see whether we already have it in our libraries.

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  6. I am reading this with my 3rd graders right now. We are enjoying the story but we're also using it to focus on inferring. Selznick is a master of his craft. Like you, I read it in one sitting....and could have started it over again...a fabulous blend of 2 lives.

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