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Friday, April 6, 2018

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

 Summary: "In the land of Ingary, such things as spells, invisible cloaks, and seven-league boots were everyday things. The Witch of the Waste was another matter.

After fifty years of quiet, it was rumored that the Witch was about to terrorize the country again. So when a moving black castle, blowing dark smoke from its four thin turrets, appeared on the horizon, everyone thought it was the Witch. The castle, however, belonged to Wizard Howl, who, it was said, liked to suck the souls of young girls.

The Hatter sisters--Sophie, Lettie, and Martha--and all the other girls were warned not to venture into the streets alone. But that was only the beginning."

This book is fun.  So fun.  It did take me a few pages to really get into the story, but once I was in - I was so in.  It reminded me why I love reading challenges as this fulfilled the category of 'book published the year you were born' (1986 if you're wondering).  I probably never would have read it if I hadn't went looking for a book in that category.

The world is interesting and forms a great backdrop to the overall story, but the best parts of this novel are the characters.  I don't want to say too much as I want everyone to experience the fun surprises as you read.

Wholeheartedly recommend.


336 pages

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