Jennifer asked:

I saw the movie. I try to never see the movie before reading the book.... Is it still worth reading? Any thoughts on the matter?

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Angela Richerson I was disappointed with the book. The characters were flat. I bought the book because I had seen the movie and books are always better... Not this time.
Elizzy B Yes, it's really worth. If you liked the movie, the book is quite alike but better. It's not as cheesy as the film, but as sweet as it ;)
Connie Soderborg I also watched the movie first. When I found out it was a book I decided I had to read it! My conclusion being that this book turned movie was quite similar to what happened with Stardust (meaning that as much as I liked the book, the movie was better - because it's much faster paced. The book give you insight into and background on the characters, whereas the movie kind of glosses over those bits.)

I really liked this book! I think it is definitely worth the read! (Especially if you prefer your Regency novels with a bit of self-aware cynicism.)
Eve In my opinion, no.
The book wasn't all that special, but the movie was magical. This is one of very few cases where this has been true for me!
Amy I agree with Elizzy. Henry is funnier in the book.
SJ Elizzy B's answer convinced me to get the book. Thanks!
Vicki Dove I preferred the movie to the book. The book talks about her ex-boyfriends and I did not care for that aspect. Otherwise the book was okay, not great.
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