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Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Castle Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

38 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

A Lover of Fantasy

This is the best fantasy book I have ever read. The characters are extremely likeable and not one-dimensional. The humor included is great and I love the hilarious situations that Howl creates due to his vanity. The plot is engaging and Howl's Moving Castle is one of ...
This is the best fantasy book I have ever read. The characters are extremely likeable and not one-dimensional. The humor included is great and I love the hilarious situations that Howl creates due to his vanity. The plot is engaging and Howl's Moving Castle is one of those books that you just can't put down. I have read this book over and over again and stil it fails to bore me. Readers beware: Make sure that you give yourself time for it will most likely be that you finish this book in one sitting!

posted by Bookheart on December 31, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Highly Recommend!

This was a fantastic read. I had seen the movie a while before sitting down to read the book. It more than lived up to the hype created to the movie and did not disappoint at all. The world so much larger than the movie shows, and it offers so much more background into ...
This was a fantastic read. I had seen the movie a while before sitting down to read the book. It more than lived up to the hype created to the movie and did not disappoint at all. The world so much larger than the movie shows, and it offers so much more background into the characters and their actions. I highly recommend to anyone who might be interested, they will not be disappointed; fans of the movie or newcomers will enjoy immensely. I cannot wait to get my hands on the rest of the series!

posted by StarSailor on December 20, 2011

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  • Posted December 20, 2011

    Highly Recommend!

    This was a fantastic read. I had seen the movie a while before sitting down to read the book. It more than lived up to the hype created to the movie and did not disappoint at all. The world so much larger than the movie shows, and it offers so much more background into the characters and their actions. I highly recommend to anyone who might be interested, they will not be disappointed; fans of the movie or newcomers will enjoy immensely. I cannot wait to get my hands on the rest of the series!

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2009

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    So Many Great Books, Unfortunately This Isn't One of Them

    Given the reviews, I expected this book to be something quite special. Unfortunately, the book was not at all what it could have been. Although it was based on an interested idea, the idea was never fully realized. Many of the characters were one-dimensional and rather boring. The writing was flat and there was simply never the pull to keep turning pages. The ending was quite predictable. Given the many excellent books available for this age group, I passed on giving it to my kids and I'll have them focus on some guaranteed great reads as opposed to a merely okay read.

    2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2012

    Ben

    Heeeeeey babes. Wanna have it heeere?

    1 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2011

    Thanx 4 the review

    Very helpful.i think i'll wait a while,though,since i'm reading lives of the monster dogs right now.....lol ya i should loosen up:3

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2014

    Fawn has died

    She has died

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Kato

    Name the book. *winks*

    0 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2007

    Howl's Moving Castle

    I picked up this book and read it AFTER I saw the movie. Now, I suggest you don't do that, that might be why I think the way I do with the story. I will say I preferred the movie better, but really I don't even need to compare the two. They are totally different to me except for a few basic elements like Howl 's personality, Sophie being cursed and things like that. But anyways, I can give the author a few good remarks on somethings like some of the humor and description. But for my tastes, it was slow and somethings just struck me with the thoughts of 'why does this matter?' or 'do I care?' To me, Sophie's and Howl's relationship in the story just so simple and two-dimensional. The Witch of the Waste was just not the type of villain I would have imagined in any story of this genre and the list goes on. Sadly, when I start think such thoughts, that usually takes ALOT of convincing. I suggest going to your library instead of buying it. Read at least the first few chapters and if you don't like it. Put it back. If it's your type of book, then by all means go at it. I think this story is all based on personal tastes really like most tales.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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