This is a review of Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I give this book 5 stars, I loved it!
In the land of Ingary it is well known that it is a misfortune to be the
eldest child in a family of three. Sophie is the eldest of three so it
is no surprise to her when she is cursed by a witch. To break her
curse she seeks out the Wizard Howl who lives in a moving castle in the
wastes. Howl turns out to be much more difficult than she imagined
possible. Howl and Sophie have to work together to break the curses the
Witch of the Waste put on each of them. They struggle through all
sorts of adventures as they try to free themselves from their curses. Not everything is quite as it seems with both Howl and Sophie. They each have to set aside their preconceived ideas about the other person and the actions of those around them!
read this book after seeing the film adaptation. I loved the film and
wanted to read the source material. The film and book are quite
different but they are both beautiful stories. The characters are
compelling and you can't help but feel sorry for poor Sophie as she
struggles with the effects of her curse. There is more to these
characters than meets the eye.
If you enjoy stories about magic,
witches, and wizards then you should read this one! Diana Wynne Jones
weaves a beautiful tale of magic and just a little bit of mayhem in her
amazing new world. I want to know more about the world of Ingary and
it's people and inventions!