In reading it as an adult I find myself wondering if part of the reason I didn't like it was due to the language. At age15, I had no knowledge of the differences of language and manner as I do now. In fact, the language is a large part of what made the story so interesting to me this go round.
I thought it was a beautifully told story with many wonderful descriptions of emotions and character details... I admit that I was sad when the inevitable happened. The last page.
Now the movie is out in theaters and I'm so excited! I am excited to wait to watch it at home on my TV in about 4 to 5 months... because money.
Also, I'm sure that I'll want to watch it more than once, even if it is a terrible movie, simply for the fact that Leonardo DiCaprio is in it. He was my first true movie star crush and I remain hopelessly devoted to him still, 15 years later. Oh, Leo...
Anyways, I really liked the book, and I can see that they used several actual lines from the book in the movie (in the previews at least), and that is something that I am really happy about.