Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones is a story about a young woman called Sophie who has a dull life working in a hat shop. She has a curse put on her by the Witch of the Waste, and turns into an old woman. Sophie leaves her hat shop and goes out in to the world. Cold and tired she goes inside a moving castle belonging to the wizard Howl, reported to eat girls’ hearts. What will happen to Sophie now?
This book explores that things and people are not always what they seem to be. As the reader I had to keep an open mind and rethink what I thought I knew about the characters.
I was not interested in the book before I started reading it, but this story pulled me in – I was enchanted and excited. My Mum is reading this book now! BJMN