You know how sometimes everyone you know will tell you how awesome a certain book/movie/song is and your expectations are built up too high and you end up being majorly disappointed? Well, that's Howl's Moving Castle for me. I don't even know how many times people have told me they're shocked I haven't read this book, that it's a virtual legend in the YA fiction world.
I thought it was boring. A few delightful elements here and there, but overall I thought the plot was muddy and uninteresting. Really, who wants to see the heroine of a book spend her whole time (save the last two pages or so) as a 90 year-old woman? I wasn't sold. Too bad.