Will the movie be as good as the book? I was recently turned on to this book by my partner. He loved the book as a child and I have come to discover that many other people are also avid fans of the book.

His question is: will a beloved piece of literature translate well to film when it evoked such wonderful images and emotions with each read through?

I guess we shall have to see. It airs on ABC this evening (Monday, 10 May at 8pm EST).

p.s. - I kinda cried when I read the book. It was VERY moving.