Reviews by Bookbird
I really loved how discovering a secret helped change Mary from a brat to a nice girl.
Miyazaki is, as usual, a genius. Sure, there were some slightly creepy parts such as a spirit throwing up, and blood. But it's a wonderful movie! Everyone should see it!
Basically, Naraku is "defeated". Miroku's Kazanna is gone, and you see brief shots of others (Kikyo, Sesshomaru,ect.) looking back in one direction, the direction of Naraku. Kagura is "free". Her sister Kanna offers to show her true freedom and goes to a shrine in the woods. There's a mirror there. Kanna shines the moon's light into the other mirror, waking Kaguya. Kaguya has them find five items from the "Tale of the Bamboo Cutter" legend, which included a piece of Inuyasha's Robe of the Fire Rat. When all five items have been dropped into the five lakes surrounding Mt.Fuji, the seal on the mirror breaks and Kaguya is freed. She stops time, which would keep the world in eternal night. Inuyasha's group aren't frozen in time because they have stuff from Kagome's time on them. In the big climax, it is revealed that Naraku didn't actually die but hid himself in Kohaku (ew). He pretended to die to lure Kaguya out so he can absorb her and gain eternal life. In the end, the obvious thing happens: Naraku escapes, Kaguya dies, and everyone else gets out alive. It was interesting. No lack of action, at least one "sit", Inuyasha is as predictable as always, and the only new character was Hojo's super-clumsy ancestor. Since it was between episodes, you would have to watch it to know who Hojo's ancestor was. Otherwise you would be confused at episode 137 when Inuyasha recognized him and you don't. I recommend watching it.
Not really something you want a little kid to read before going to bed, but okay for older kids.
It's a lot like the movie, though with a slightly different ending. Sophie talks a lot more, and Wales was very interesting... Reading this book is worth it.