Howl’s Moving Castle to me is a version of Beauty and the Beast. In this case Howl is a self absorbed sorcerer who is very good looking and Sophie Hatter is turned into a haggard old woman by an evil witch. The book involves time travel and a magical castle with doors that open into different areas of the country. I must say that the book isn’t at all what I expected but I really enjoyed it all the same. This book is rated YA and I believe that intermediates could read it as well.