By: Brian Selznick
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Hugo lives in a clock tower at a train station, and he spends his time winding the clocks, stealing to survive, and trying to fix a mysterious automaton his father left behind. When Hugo sees a girl with a key around her neck at the station, he knows he’s one step closer to solving the mystery of the automaton.
• A boy’s hand is crushed in a door
The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a middle grade book about a lonely, young, orphaned boy. The story is told half in words and half in drawings and might seem a little depressing at first, but it does have a happy ending.