Loved, loved, loved, loved, loved this book. I haven't watched the movie, yet, but saw a preview for it and, as expected, it distorts the real story in the book. For some reason I'll still watch it. Maybe it will surprise me.
The story is also reminiscent of The Memory Keepers Daughter.
Both are excellent summer reads which I could not put down. Beware, though, if you outright cry while reading, it will happen during both of these books. It's so worth it. I love a good book cry!