This is one of the best books I have ever read - a masterpiece for avid readers, artists and movie buffs! Brian Selznick artistically blends his gift of words and his incredible illustrations to weave a tale that will stir the imagination. In the story a boy, named Hugo, is an orphan ( basically), living in the walls of a train station and doing the job his drunken uncle should be doing... taking care of the train station clocks. His whole existence is a secret until the toy maker's daughter finds him. It turns out Hugo, the toy maker and the girl's histories are intertwined. Their discovery of each other brings suspense, discovery, and a new life for all. This is a must read!