I LOVED this book, it really is a must read. Full of social injustice, you will being crying, laughing and even cheering. It really makes you step back and look at the way you live and the things you do just because "that is how they are done." Great story, well written, and a book you won't want to put down!
Okay now the movie, different than the book but still a great movie. How could it not be it has such an important message and it's really just a great story. I found the movie a little more "light" and "happy" than the book but it still got its point across. I would recommend both the book and the movie but especially the book :)