Okay, everyone has an opinion on this one. I will tell you mine. I saw the movie first and I am glad I did, because I think I would have been disappointed had I read the book first. I saw the movie again right after reading Twilight and could fill in some of the gaps, but I was so bummed that the meadow scene wasn't even close to the book! I just feel like the books are so great, I just get totally lost in them! I love the movie, but it's just a bonus, great eye candy, because for the movie to do the book justice it would have to be a few extra hours longer!