I spontaneously bought this book on the 16th of March 2012 at a train station, travelling to uni after a weekend at my parents’. I often browse through the AKO when I’m waiting for a train, and that winter the film was released in the Netherlands so there were film-editions everywhere. I immediately fell for the many two-page pencil drawings this book contains (if you’re curious, have a google). Working together with the text, they tell the story of orphaned Hugo, who discovers the secret of the grumpy owner of a toyshop in the train station where he lives. Selznick also wrote two other novels in this style, each making clever use of the drawings in their own way. So far this is my favourite, though, because I like how the images and text alternate as if they are no different.
‘The Weather Today’ is a challenge I set myself in which every day(ish) I will take a random book from my bookshelves and write a few sentences about it.