This is such a beautiful book!
The characters are wonderful - i love Sara, she was so sweet and lovely to read about. The story itself is charming and magical without there even being any magic. Its one of those books you can read in one go.
There are some points of ignorance that i excused given the time period it was written but they don't leave any impression.
I watched the movie for this when i was really young and remember being so taken by the story that i asked for the video (i feel really old saying that lol) as a birthday gift, and i watched that movie to death.
The book gives you so much more depth to Sara and the other characters. There are plenty of differences between the two, but i honestly think it wouldn't be any less interesting if both movie and novel were the same.
Highly recommend this book to adults and kids alike. An enchanting, fairytale-like classic. 5 stars.