A review by hannahcpk
Howl's Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones


I adore Sophie and her practical, no-nonsense way of getting about things, even when life seems to knock her down. She isn’t the perfect Mary-Sue character and freely admits that she’s timid, shy and not very good at thinking things through! But her attitude in facing things that have been messed up is admirable.

I’d recommend this story for any young child and adult who wants to escape into a fantasy world that isn’t too detailed and confusing, but also isn’t a simple fairytale land.