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Howl’s Moving Castle

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Howl’s Moving Castle

Diana Wynne Jones

Greenwillow Books

 

 

Reasons I love Sophie:

  • She cheerfully accepts that, as the eldest of three daughters, she is fated for failure.
  • When she is transformed into an old lady, she is angry about losing years, not about losing her looks.
  • She is kind to strangers.
  • She stands up to bullies.
  • She solves problems patiently, and attacks them from all sides.
  • She isn’t impressed by handsomeness or charm.
  • She knows how to use weedkiller.
  • She uses the traditional tools of a fairy-tale woman- cleaning, kindness, sewing, observation.  But she subverts all of them, and isn’t a traditional fairy-tale woman at all.
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Written by Contented Reader

August 27, 2011 at 5:07 pm

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