My kids tell me this movie is going to be the best movie of all time. most of the kids in her 8th grade homeroom read it and it quickly became their favorite book and they can't wait to see the movie in theaters.
Not just for kids. My 16 year old daughter recommended the series to me, which I listened to on CD to and from work and loved! Bought LGF shortly thereafter last year, based soley on the upcoming films.