The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick
The Invention of Hugo Cabret Truth Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Part.Chapter.Paragraph) and (I.Part.Chapter.Image)
“I want to see what’s in your notebook.”
“You can’t. That’s a secret,” said Hugo.
“Good. I like secrets.” (1.7.10-12)
And so begins the rollicking adventure of Hugo and Isabelle’s search for the answers to some very big secrets…
“I will decide how long you must work for each of the items you stole, and it will be up to me to decide when you have earned back your notebook, if it still exists.” (1.7.39)
Hugo needs to know whether or not his notebook still exists, but Papa Georges just won’t tell him the truth. Is he just trying to get some free labor at the toy booth, or does he want to see if he can trust Hugo first?
“Are you listening to me, Hugo? This is not your father’s!” (2.1.6)
Isabelle discovers that the automaton signs Méliès’ name and realizes the truth—that the mechanical man must be somehow linked to her godfather. The truth starts slowly trickling out, but the kids just can’t make sense of it yet. Not without some help.