The Invention of Hugo Cabret is an awesome book. I would personally enjoy a book with a bit more words although the illustrations are awesome. Don't let a few parts deceive you. Even though the book is thick, three quarters of that is pictures, and the pages are thick too. Then, even though some might say that this book is for a low age group, I beg to differ. It is actually quite sophisticated, and although third graders would be able to understand the pictures, the text is essential to the plot. I just have to give a tip; try to finish this book in one day, and the end is very rewarding (Just don't look ahead). So if you are looking for a fast read and a peculiarly interesting story, The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a perfect read.