Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

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Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1) Read Online Free - 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.

Title : Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)
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ISBN : 006441034X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 336 pages


Cara rated it ★★★★★

July 14, 2014

Honestly what made me want to read this book was the movie. *gasp* I know, I know shouldn't do that. The movie was good (I am a fan of Hayo Miyazaki's films) and I wasn't disappointed in the book. As always much of the book wasn't put into the movie, but it was understandable because I imagine it...

Catie rated it ★★★★☆

July 15, 2012

This book is completely magical and this is how I know: On the fourth of July, we crammed ourselves into our car (my husband, mother in law, two girls, and I) and drove for over an hour to go see some fireworks. There was traffic almost the entire way, and I was jammed in the back in between two b...

Mark rated it ★★★★★

August 21, 2017

I read this to my daughter, Celyn (10), who is too disabled to read books by herself. I had seen some of the anime film version years ago but remembered basically nothing of it. I found the whole thing original and refreshing. The point of view character (Sophie) is engaging and no-nonsense with a...

Kat Kennedy rated it ★★★★★

June 26, 2010

For some reason I've been reading a lot of really great books lately. I feel that itch to find something I can tear apart and relish in the destruction. However, Howl's Moving Castle didn't provide me with that opportunity. It is an amazing and fantastic book. The characters are so very different,...

Riley rated it ★★★★☆

March 24, 2016

This was such an enchanting story!

Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ rated it ★★★★☆

August 16, 2017

Howl's Moving Castle, for whatever reason, failed to engage me the first time I read it several years ago, but it worked much better the second time around. I really felt for Sophie, the main character, who feels so timid, trapped and hopeless that when she's (unfairly) hit with a curse that turn...

Emma rated it ★★★★★

March 02, 2018

Before Hayao Miyazaki made "Howl's Moving Castle" into a feature length animated film in 2006 (2004 if you saw it in Japan), it was a book written by Diana Wynne Jones in 1986. Due to the inherent difficulties of creating an animated film, Miyazaki greatly abridged and adjusted the plot of the no...

Cait • A Page with a View rated it ★★★★★

December 06, 2017

HOW IS THIS SO DIFFERENT FROM THE MOVIE?!!? I picked this up on a whim because I adore the Miyazaki film, but this is like a totally different story. And I can't believe I'm saying this about one of my favorite movies, but I like this book waaaaay more.

Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~ rated it ★★★★★

May 29, 2017

I am so pleased to say I loved this book! This was exactly what I needed to read right now. My year thus far has been full of more serious books with heavy content, but this was a perfect balance of fantastical and lighthearted. Sophie and her two sisters work in a hat shop with only their stepmoth...

Celeste rated it ★★★★★

January 31, 2017

I adore middle grade fantasy fiction. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was the first book that ever made me cry, and I still get emotional when I reread it. The Phantom Tollbooth remains one of the funniest, cleverest books I’ve ever read, though I didn’t read it until I was in my twenties....

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