Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl
July 23, 2020 Subject:
Howl's Moving Castle Book Availability
If you dont want to join the waitlist (which took weeeks for me) there is a community text on my page where you can read it (no waitlist).
March 23, 2020 Subject:
I read a LOT of books, and a lot of fantasy, and this one endures as one of my favorites. The twists and turns are a delight, yet the writing is so clever that every little thing ties back together so, so cleverly in the end. The mastery over characterizations, worldbuilding, and hints reads like a amazing mystery. Even if you've seen Ghibli's movie, I say that you'll enjoy this ride!
The inspiration behind a largely successful Studio Ghibli anime film, Howl's moving CAstle tells the tale of a young hatter named Sophie, who is one day cursed by the Wicked Witch of the Waste to become an old lady nearly three times her actual age. She seeks refuge in the magical home of wizard Howl where she comes across several interesting charcaters like the vain but not-all-that-he-seems Howl, the fire demon Calcifer, the young apprentice Michael and many others. This tale is a simple read revealing many truths about human life while keeping the essential magic alive.