Howl's Moving Castle
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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.
Sophie, the eldest daughter of a hatter lives in Market Chipping. One day, a mysterious costumer enters the shop. She doesn't like what she sees and turns Sophie into an old women of ninety. Sophie, whose father had recently passed away, wanted to go out and seek her fortune (and get this dreadful spell removed). So she set off on a gran old adventure full of magic, wizards, witches, demons, spells. Read Howl's Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones to find out just how active a ninety year old can be when they set their mind to it.
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Coarse Language: Howl ejaculates "Hell's Teeth!", "Great Gods Above!", and "Damnation!" once each. Michael is mentioned swearing and Sophie angrily saying a bad word, but the words are not put in print. Calcifer says "Curses!"
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"Despair!" he yelled. "Anguish! Horror!" ~ Howl on his hair, pg 116
"It's just a tantrum," Sophie said. Martha and Lettie were good at having tantrums too. She knew how to deal with those. On the other hand, it is quite a risk to spank a wizard for getting hysterical about his hair. ~ pg 122