Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
From the genius creator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret comes Wonderstruck, an equally brilliant and genre-bending book for middle grade readers. Wonderstruck tells two parallel stories set fifty years apart, one story set in words and the other in beautiful illustrations. Ben longs for the father he’s never known, while Rose dreams of a life in New York City. As their tales proceed, Selznick’s storytelling leaves you desperate to find out how everything connects. Their tales weave together seamlessly until, finally, they intersect to create a rich, heartfelt, and captivating book about learning who you are and where you came from. It absolutely left me with a sense of wonder. A highly original, inventive book from a wonderful author.