Charles and I watched this this wkend and really liked it. Though the music was intense and very scary! We plan on reading the book sometime. But yes, a great story, as Charles said, "It has a lot of meat."
Yes, and the meat in the book is ... hmm ... tastier? And it gives you more time to think about it than the movie does. My favorite theme in my latest reading was Scout learning to see things from the perspective of others.