For the longest time, Selznick's book has been on the bottom of the pile of one of my shelves at home. Finally picked it up and am enjoying it so much! Like his other novel the Invention of Hugo Cabret, Wonderstruck does not disappoint! Ben and Rose secretly wish for better lives. Ben longs for his unknown father. Rose scrapbooks a famous silent actress. When Ben finds clues and Rose reads enticing news, the children independently run to New York for what they are missing. Ben's story in words, Rose's in pictures, come together in deafness.