I read the book before I saw the movie. I loved the book since the beginning, but when I finished it the movie was not in the theaters anymore and not on DVD either. So as a result I was forced to watch it on youtube, witch by the way had REALLY bad picture. The volume was pretty bad too, but anyway though the book was much better I still loved the movie. I don't think the people looked too much like the book said they did but I think they did a really good job playing their character.