Book Review: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones


Gomen nasai, I have a friend who’s over and I’m sitting like L from Death Note and she just said that. So, without further ado,

Lissy’s Book Review on Howl’s Moving Castle.

Mind you, I saw the movie version of this by Studio Ghibli looonnnnggg before I ever read the book, *Le gasp* and after reading the book, I can say that the movie is nothing like the book. This doesn’t mean the movie was bad, not saying that at all!

But I’m off topic for this, and


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.

via: goodreads


This book. OH MY GLOB THIS BOOK! I Loved it a lot! I think everyone should read this book.

It was written in the 70s or 80s, I forget, but the only thing close to a cuss was ‘And she uttered a word that no young lady or old maid should know,’ and Howl says Hell once. But it is well written, a fairly quick read for the people who read fast *raises hand sheepishly* and one I’d recommend to all ages.