My first thought was that this has much in common with Howl's Moving Castle but carries a smaller emotional charge. My second thought is that it has a smaller charge because the young-adult heroine isn't so preposterously crippled by timidity, and that's fine.
However, because she has a pretty good idea of what her failings are and how to fix them, there's not a lot of suspense in the plot; I'd have liked more play with the Society of Mind accident. (Which Howl's... has also, and doesn't use much more.)
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