Howl’s Moving Castle.
One of the greatest books I have ever read. It was written by British author Diana Wynne Jones, who died earlier this year from cancer. When I found out, I was devastated – I actually think a little piece of my soul died that day. She was one of those authors who could write a novel on two levels – adults would fall in love with her storytelling (she had a very distinct and whisical writer’s voice) and children would fall in love with the sense of adventure. She created worlds that were rich a magical, her ideas were beyond imagination, and her characters were ones you could fall in love with.