One of my nieces chose this book for us to discuss together. So, I read it with my nine-year-old son. We finished the 629 pages in three sessions of what he dubbed “crazy reading.” Selznick combines a written story with one told in pictures. Both forms of storytelling make for a stunning page-turner. This would be an excellent book for reluctant readers, budding artists, and anyone who enjoys “crazy reading” a long book that does not take long to read.