Well, since no one really guessed, no one really got it wrong, but no one got it right either. The correct answer is page 100-101 of The Invention of Hugo Cabret, but Brian Selznick. The book is five hundred-some-odd pages, but is a really quick read, given that over half of the pages are beautiful illustrations that move the story along. I was quickly drawn into the story, and enjoyed the combination between novel and picture book.
The story takes place in Paris (!) in 1931. Hugo Cabret is an orphan who lives at the train station keeping the clocks working. He has some secrets of his own that have turned him into a thief. His life gets complicated when he is caught by the owner of the toyshop, and his notebook is taken.
I found the book enjoyable and enchanting. Hugo is a boy, maybe 11, I don't remember, and sometimes he and Isabelle seemed a little childish, but they are, so it's understandable.