Bella is a 5th grade student whose favorite book series is Harry Potter, which she read in entirety in 3rd grade. While reading is her favorite quiet time activity, she also loves playing volleyball, running, ice skating, and all animals. Her affinity for reading has made her an expert in young adult literature. She hopes to share her favorite titles with others looking for YA stories.
Wonderstruck is my new favorite book. I still love Harry Potter, but Wonderstruck is definitely 5 stars out of 5 and an outstanding story.
The book is made up of two stories: one told in pictures, the other told in words. The pictures are Rose’s point of view. The words are Ben’s point of view.
Ben ran away from Gunflint (Minnesota) to New York to try to find his dad, who he found out about from a book at his home called Wonderstruck. He was born deaf in one ear, and then while on the telephone, lightning struck and caused his good ear to also lose hearing.
Rose was born deaf. Her mom is famous, and her parents are divorced. She has a teacher who is part of her story, but doesn’t really like him because he’s mean. She runs away to New York to find her brother Walter, who works at the museum in the city.
Ben and Rose’s paths eventually cross. Their stories come together with an interesting ending.
This is my new favorite book because I like how Rose’s story is from one time period, and Ben’s is from another, but they are connected and come together. The way the story is told with one tale in pictures and one in words is fascinating.
I recommend this book to guys and girls both. Anybody who likes to sit down and read a long story would like this book (it has about 700 pages).
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