If you are looking for something a little different, don’t be intimidated by the size of Brian Selznick’s Wonder Struck. If a picture is worth a thousand words, this book could have been much longer, because Wonder Struck tells two tales, one through pictures and one in prose. Rose’s story, the one in pictures, begins fifty years before Ben’s story, the one in prose. Yet, they merge seamlessly. Unravel the mystery and find the knot that ties these two stories together. Selznick also authored The Invention of Hugo Cabret.