I read through this book in the span of 2 hours. Usually, I am a very slow reader, but due to the pictures being used to partially tell the story, you can speed through it easily. This is good because Selznick makes you want to know how the magical story of Hugo Cabret comes to an end. The book is split into two parts and the first part doesn't really end in a very complete manner, making you want to scurry onto the next. The pictures kept me entertained, in awe, and engaged all at the same time. This is definitely an enhanced way of reading that activates more of the sense/imagination. I know it's middle grade, but it was something light that I felt I should read at the time and I don't regret it at all. Definitely pick this one up.