This might be the only time that I was glad to have read the book after seeing the movie. I simply adored the movie (Oh, Nicholas Hoult… *swoon*) and I really loved the book but they’re SO different that I wonder if reading the book first would have ruined the movie for me.
This book was pretty brilliant. In fact, as a writer, I’m pretty jealous that this is a first novel and it’s so amazing. There were some really great nuggets of dialogue in this book that I’d read and then just sit there amazed. Marion did a wonderful job bringing this weird zombie world alive and making the reader fall in love with R immediately.
I can see why they chose to make the changes they made when converting this to a screen play, but it’s interesting how much of it they changed because it’s great both ways.
Definitey worth the read, and I totally suggest reading it after you see the movie if you can. 🙂