Sophie Hatter

… the main character in the novel Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones is a wonderfully brave and resourceful heroine in the world of fiction and fantasy.

Sophie Hatter, being the eldest of three sisters, does not expect much of life, simply because she shares the common belief that it’s the youngest daughter who is meant to find her fortune. As the eldest daughter, Sophie believes she was born only to pave the way, to make all the mistakes necessary in order for the youngest daughter to learn which paths to choose.  So, when Sophie is suddenly turned into an old woman by the Witch of the Waste, she takes it in her stride and, rather than falling to pieces, she bundles up and quitely leaves the small – and rather suffocating – town. And, as it turns out, she is headed for an amazing adventure, filled with creatures sneaky, funny and magical enough to utterly test her courage and earthy wisdom. It’s such a lovely read, and it makes me want to see the movie (again)!

But first, I need to do some serious nanowrimoing. I’m woefully behind schedule. Three thousand words behind. Better shape up!

 

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2 comments

  1. Jag skulle nog inte ens våga se filmen, för Trollkarlens slott är min absoluta favoritbok som jag har läst hur många gånger som helst – till och med haft högläsning ur för min man. Kanske dags att läsa den snart igen. Kanske barnens tur snart?

  2. Förstår precis vad du menar! Undrar om det inte till och med är den underbaraste bok jag någonsin läst. Var bara tvungen att genast nätinhandla ett eget ex. Så nu väntar jag trånsjukt på att boken ska trilla ner i brevlådan. När det gäller filmen är det kanske en “fördel” om man som jag råkade se filmen långt innan vetskapen om boken ens fanns. Det bästa av allt, när man väl har hittat fram till Diana Wynne Jones så upptäcker man att hon har skrivit massor av mer att läsa! Blir så enormt imponerad av hennes fantasi, skarpsinne och humor.

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