Howl’s Moving Castle is a unique and enjoyable novel centered around Sophie, an eighteen year old cursed to look like an old woman, and Howl, a magician. After being cursed, Sophie sets out on an adventure, and ends up becoming a cleaning lady for Howl. While living in the castle, Sophie is taken into various conflicts and adventures. This is a lighthearted and easy read for those interested in fantasy novels. There is never a dull moment in the book, and is worth the read.