Wonderstruck Ben and Rose secretly wish for better lives 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

  • Title: Wonderstruck
  • Author: Brian Selznick
  • ISBN: 9780545027892
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Wonderstruck

    Ben and Rose secretly wish for better lives 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 on desperate quests to find what they are missing.Set fifty years apaBen and Rose secretly wish for better lives 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 on desperate 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 worth in symmetry.

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    1. Jesse (JesseTheReader)

      i think this might be my favorite book by brian selznick. which is hard for me to say, because i've loved the other books i've read by him. we follow two story lines that eventually collide and the way in which they connect made my heart explode with both happiness and sorrow. even though there is no magic present in this story and it's realistic fiction, you can't help but still feel a presence of magic throughout it. overall i was struck with wonder throughout the reading of this book. (sorry [...]

    2. Cara

      Impressive and moving. Ok end of review. Just kidding, though I'm not sure if I have the words because there is so much that the reader experiences that isn't understood but felt.The story is told from two perspectives. One from a girl named Rose who lives in the 20s and boy named Ben who lives in the 70s. Rose's story is told through pictures and Ben's through words. The two stories intertwine in the most fitting way. I thought the combination of words and pictures was perfect for the story of [...]

    3. Nat

      “Maybe, thought Ben, we are all cabinets of wonders.” I’ve been wanting to read this beauty of a book for ages now, so when I saw it on the shelves of my library, I was beyond ecstatic.Wonderstruck jumps back and forth between the lives of Ben and Rose, who live fifty years apart from each other. It follows how both of them miss someone important and quite mysterious in their lives. Ben longs of finding and meeting the father he never met, while Rose is more focused on following a certain [...]

    4. Ahmad Sharabiani

      Wonderstruck, Brian SelznickWonderstruck (2011) is a U.S. juvenile fiction novel written and illustrated by Brian Selznick, who also created The Invention of Hugo Cabret (2007). In Wonderstruck, Selznick continued the narrative approach of using both words and illustrations, this time separating each style in its own story and weaving them together at the end.Ben’s story starts in Gunflint Lake, Minnesota in June 1977. He was born deaf in one of his ears. Ben’s mom, Elaine, was the town libr [...]

    5. Lora

      Despite Wonderstruck's 630 pages, I read it within the span of three hours. Granted, over 460 of those pages are illustrations, but I still believe this fact attests to Wonderstruck's ability to keep its reader engaged and entertained.Wonderstruck is two stories in one: it is Ben's story, and it is Rose's story. With the former's being told in words, and the latter's being told in illustrations, this textile tale takes two youngsters, a book, a turtle, a bookstore, a museum, and several supporti [...]

    6. Werner

      This book wasn't on my radar until my friend Jackie kindly offered to gift me with her copy, which she'd read and didn't want to keep; and I owe her a big "thank you!" Although I picked it up to read a few days ago primarily because I wanted a quick read (and I'd determined earlier, in thumbing through it a bit, that much of its daunting thickness was taken up by pictures), it proved to be a reading experience of unexpected depth and emotional power. (And, yes, wonder!)We have an earlier work b [...]

    7. Lisa Vegan

      Wonderful! Fabulous! So special! Very clever!I liked this book even better than The Invention of Hugo Cabret, and that’s saying a lot. it’s even more emotionally touching than that first book.Ben. Rose. Jamie. Etc. All of them touched me.For not the first time I am tempted to create a new-york or nyc shelf.I read this book in one day. Rose’s story told via pictures and Ben’s told via text were both mesmerizing.I have memories of the 1964 New York World’s Fair, which is mentioned/”sho [...]

    8. Tatiana

      Wonderstruck is over 600 pages long and I read it in one sitting. Yeah, this book is 75% illustrations, but still it's no small fit for a children's book to keep my attention like that.Brian Selznick intertwines two stories together in his Novel in Words and Pictures. 12-year old Ben lives in 1977 Minnesota and mourns the death of his mother. 50 years earlier a girl flees her New Jersey home and goes to New York. Ben's story is told entirely in words, and Rose's - in pictures. Of course we know [...]

    9. Gypsy

      راستش با تمام تعریف و تمجیدهایی که شنیدم، فک کردم وختی تمومش کنم، پنج می‌دم. ولی داستانش- برای من- در حد دو بود. گرچه بار عاطفی ِ اثر خیلی درگیرکننده ساخته شده بود. اما به‌لحاظ داستانی البته خب توقع منم زیاده، مخاطبش من نیستم که. :دی ولی بار عظیم داستان و روایت‌پردازی رو، تصاوی [...]

    10. Teresa

      4.5My stepson's contemporary ballet company is touring a show with a full act called “Stardust” set to David Bowie music. In the days leading up to the New Orleans performance my husband’s youngest granddaughter (a 5th-grader) mentioned to me a book she was reading that quoted a Bowie song. The song was “Space Oddity” and I could tell she was trying to figure out if it was pertinent to the ballet we would soon see. (It most certainly was.) Because of this coincidence, I checked out the [...]

    11. Connor

      I'm not sure why it took me so long to pick this up since I enjoyed The Invention of Hugo Cabret so much. I think I still liked that one better, but I love how these two stories set 50 years apart develop together and weave together. Brian Selznick is truly an awesome author and storyteller.

    12. Betsy

      Hype. What’s the point? A publisher believes that a book is going to be big so they crank up the old hype machine and do everything in their power to draw attention to it long before its publication date. That’s what they did for Brian Selznick’s Wonderstruck and I was sad to see it. As far as I was concerned, Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret was too tough an act to follow. Here you had a book that managed to get hundreds of librarians across the nation of America to redefine in t [...]

    13. Wendy

      I definitely missed the boat somehow on this book. Rather than feeling smarter than all my friends who rated this four or five stars (they all did)--which is what bad or mediocre reviews of well-loved books sometimes sound like--I feel dumber, because I sense that there must be something I'm missing.I read the first third of the book in one gulp and remember being fascinated. Several weeks went by before I was able to get back to it. That might have had something to do with it, or maybe I was ju [...]

    14. Whitney Atkinson

      I'm such a huge fan of Brian Selznick because he's a master at constructing stories. And not only that, but stories that intersect art and prose BEAUTIFULLY. This was no exception. I love that this book focuses on two separate stories and timelines, but they find relevancy to the other in the end. It was absolutely fascinating and I read 300 pages of this in one sitting because it just flies by. I found the focus on deaf characters especially heightened the importance of telling one of these sto [...]

    15. Mayra Sigwalt

      Que livro lindo!!! Estou arrasada!! Uma história tão delicada, tão bonita e apesar de triste, cheia de esperança!Adorei,adorei!

    16. Kaitlin

      This book is definitely stunning. I adored it right from page one and I've had it on my wishlist for years before I finally got it given to me at Christmas time. I am so, so happy I made time to finally read and enjoy it this week becuase it is truly something magical (although it's technically got no 'real' magic). This book is unique for the way it is told and the story it tells which really resonated with me and touched me in many ways.First off, let's talk about the format of this book. This [...]

    17. Jeanette"Astute Crabbist"

      I opened this book with an almost giddy feeling of anticipation, knowing I'd love it but not knowing quite what to expect. It's more fun if you don't know too much, so I'll try to share my excitement without revealing plot details. Wonderstruck weaves together two stories. One is told with words, the other with masterful drawings. Ben Wilson and Rose Kincaid are separated by 50 years, but they have some things in common. Both are longing for a missing parent. Both have lost their hearing. They'r [...]

    18. Larnacouerde SH

      Devrik cümlelerim için şimdiden özür diliyorum. Hislerimi yansıtmakta zorlanıyor, kelimeleri bir türlü toparlamıyorum bu da böyle kalsın.Ah! İnsanın kalbine işleyen, ruhuna dokunan öyle güzel bir hikayesi vardı ki Kutup Yıldızının, böylesini bulmak çok ÇOK zor gerçekten.Bookstagram hesabımda dile getirmiştim; kitap 600 küsur sayfa olmasına rağmen sayfaların yarısını illüstrasyonlar kaplıyor.Ama bu çizimler atıyorum Vahşi Orman kitabında ki gibi değil ç [...]

    19. Victor Casas

      "El mundo estaba lleno de maravillas"Creo que es de los libros más bonitos que he tenido la suerte de leer y para fortuna mía, tiene a favor todo lo que libros como Aristoteles y Dante tuvieron en contra: una bella y bien formada historia de amistad. En este libro podemos empatizar más con el mundo de los sordos, con las personas que viven rodeadas de misterios y sobretodo, con aquellos que intentan encontrar su lugar.De los libros mas "maravillosos" y esperanzadores que he leído en toda mi [...]

    20. Rikke Simonsen

      En billedskøn oplevelse med få ord! Det var præcis, hvad denne bog indeholdte. Vi følger to personer - Ben og Rose - hvor vi får Bens historie på skrift, og Roses historie i billeder. De foregår med 50 års mellemrum, og man følger dem skiftevis, og man ender med at flyve igennem bogen, nærmest mens man holder vejret. Brian Selznick laver altid de flotteste tegninger, og man kan sidde og stirre sig blindt på deres skønhed. Der er så mange detaljer, og det giver virkelig SÅ meget til [...]

    21. Ömer

      4.5/5Kitaba BAYILDIM! Kitabın formatı hayatımda gördüğüm en orijinal fikir olabilir. Yorumu için: kronikokur/201

    22. Donalyn

      Although there were too many coincidences, I thought this book was amazing. I want to read it again and look for the allusions to Konigsburg that Selznick mentions in his author's notes.

    23. Scot

      Is it possible to give more than five stars?'s been a long time since a book had such an emotional impact on me. I am wonderstruck.

    24. Reynje

      Weighing in at around 630 pages, Wonderstruck is not particularly a commute-friendly book. However, as a large part of the story is told through illustrations, it’s also a book that can be read quickly – fortunately for me, as there was simply no way I could carry this around as per my usual reading habits. Wonderstruck tells two intersecting stories, beginning decades apart. Ben and Rose are two characters who understand what is it like to miss something, and to feel alone. It’s this sens [...]

    25. Aviendha

      Aslında hepimiz bir çukurun ortasındayız. Fark yaratan tek şey, bazıları çukura bakarken diğerlerinin yıldızlara bakıyor olması. Sizde özel çizimleri ve bir o kadar özel kalemleri seviyorsanız okunması gereken bir kitap Kutup Yıldızı. Şaşırtıcı bir anlatım, büyüleyici illustrasyonlar ve etkileyici bir son

    26. Amirmahna

      سبک "سینمارمان" سبک خیلی خیلی خوب و جدیدی‌ست که واقعاً برای نوجوانان امروزی سبکی‌ست درخور و به‌روزمبدع سبک هم همین آقای ریان سلزنیک هست. نویسندۀ کتابهای اختراع هوگو و شگفت‌زدهولی خب این دوتا کتاب واقعاً باهم قابل قیاس نیستنداختراع هوگو همه‌چیزش خوب بود، ولی این کتاب فقط س [...]

    27. Kathryn

      "Ben remembered reading about curators in 'Wonderstruck', and thought about what it meant to curate your own life What would it be like to pick and choose the objects and stories that would go into your own cabinet [of wonders]? How would been curate *his* own life? And then, thinking about his museum box, and his house, and his books, and the secret room, he realized he'd already begun doing it. Maybe, thought Ben, we are all cabinets of wonders."And this book is a wonder! It's "the whole packa [...]

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