This week’s Staff Pick is Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. This children’s/YA read is great for all ages and shows how you can make your own destiny even when you don’t mean to. Funny and charming, you won’t want to put this down.
Hayao Miyazaki even made an anime version of the book, which we also have at the library. The movie does differ from the book on several points, so it may be worth checking them both out.
“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.”–Taken from Goodreads.com
Find it and it’s movie version in the library!
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