I read this book before seeing the movie and absolutely loved it! I knew how much generations of women have adored Audrey Hepburn in the film verson, but after reading the book, I found that the movie just can't compare. Although I do like the film, I like it as a seperate entity from the novella. The story was captivating and classic. A story of perception and the difference between reality and imagination and where love falls between the two.