The Book Was Better Book Club

The words "The book was better book club" in orange and teal next two a graphic of a closet and open book.

Is it true that the book is always better? Join our book club for teens ages 13 to 18! Read cool books and compare them to their movie or show adaptations! Copies of books and movies will be available to checkout at the library. This club meets in person at the Kinsman Free Public Library at 3:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every other month to discuss the latest group selection. 

Meets in May, July, September and November.

Next Meeting Date: Thursday, July 11 at 3:30 p.m.

Book: Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Book cover of  Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones.

This entrancing classic fantasy novel is filled with surprises at every turn. An international bestseller, this much-loved book is the source for the Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature.

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.

In this giant jigsaw puzzle of a fantasy, people and things are never quite what they seem. Destinies are intertwined, identities exchanged, lovers confused. The Witch has placed a spell on Howl. Does the clue to breaking it lie in a famous poem? And what will happen to Sophie Hatter when she enters Howl's castle?