The YA book blog for the West Springfield Public Library.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Teen Review: Howl's Moving Castle
Howl's Moving Castle
by Diana Wynne Jones
Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters,
destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when
she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself
under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at
breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's
castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl,
strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on.
Along the way, she discovers that there's far more to Howl—and herself—than
first meets the eye.