A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and ALA Notable and Best of the Year in Young Adult Fiction, Howl’s Moving Castle by acclaimed fantasy writer Diana Wynne Jones was transformed into an Academy Award-nominated animated motion picture by Hayao Miyazaki. On a rare venture out from her step-mother’s hat shop, Sophie attracts the attention of a witch, who casts a terrible spell transforming the young girl into an old crone.
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UBER AWESOME BOOK
I LOVE this book. I've read it at least seven times and would read it again. However, I would recommmend buying the actual book and reading it. Also, buy/rent/bum off your friends a copy of the Miyazaki movie, it's amazing!
I suggest watching the movie before reading the book though. They're vastly different and if you watch the movie first, you won't be like "Oh but it was like this is the book!" or "THAT'S NOT HOW :insert character name here: IS SUPPOSED TO LOOK" I watched the movie first, and I am SO glad I did so, because I tend to point out inaccuracies
Anyways, you should totally buy this book! It's really x 10^21 good.
I agree! I would love it if itunes added his films!
I know Id buy them!
The Movie Howl's Moving Castle was fantastic, but after I read the book, it's nothing like the movie, much better if anything!
Jones does a great way of expressing the characters and makes Howl a love to hate character, two other books follow up, them being; Castle in the air and the house of many ways.
if you love other books by Diana Wynne jones, this is just another great magical story that belongs in every story collection.