A beautiful story. The first book to a startlingly fantastic trilogy. If you've seen the movie but not the book, then i must say that you are missing out. The book is far superior to the movie, the movie has nothing on the novel. Seriously if you liked the film, you'll adore the book. Once you've read it, you'll neveer read other books the same way again. This book leaves a sort of magical mark inside of you, forever.