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.
A family's favorite for a long time now, "Howl's Moving Castle" is the one book my daughter still takes with her, when she travels because it feels like home.
We've read it as a family ages ago and still love it.
It is pone of those books that gets to you and that you read and re-read and that is never far from your mind because it is so special and so much fun to read!
Some quotations are still used in our daily life, everyone of us knows that it is better to hide when Sophie starts to launch an attack against the weeds or starts to clean. Oh, and of course all of us know when something can't be found that we had just placed somewhere safe, well, we know that Sophie has been on one of her tidying sprees... again.
Witty, imaginative and simply wonderful - this book never gets old and my family and I, we just love it!