Diana Wynne Jones's entrancing, classic fantasy novel is filled with surprises at every turn.
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?
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I binge read this in less than 2 days. That should say enough about how great it is. Very different from the Ghibli movie, but more rich in my opinion
I have been a huge fan of the movie and decided to check out the novel. The novel did not disappoint. It isn’t exactly the same as the movie but so much more and beautifully written. This has become a favorite that I’m happy to say I will reread over and over. Thank you for sharing this with the world.
This is my first time ever doing a review, but I feel that it is needed to show just how much I love this book. I've read this book so many times, and I love it with all my heart. I would totally recommend that you read it, it's even better than the movie.