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The Invention of Hugo Cabret
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick
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Character Analysis

Despite the fact that he's sporting an eye patch, this guy's not a pirate or an ironic hipster. In fact, he’s just a normal film student who loves the same things that Isabelle and Hugo do—movies and the magic behind them.

He makes for a nice older brother figure for Hugo and Isabelle to turn to; he’s always willing to help them out when they need things (like getting into the movies) and when he catches Hugo stealing a book, he helps him pay for it. He even helps Hugo with all that research. Sometimes, you do need a grown-up’s help.

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