I watched the movie first which made me want to read the book. I enjoyed getting more information from the book which helped me understand why certain things were happening. It also made me see how the movie really chopped up the story and I wish they would have added in scenes so that Eilis and Tony\'s relationship didn\'t seem so rushed since it actually went on longer than I originally thought. ******SPOILER******* What bugged me about the book is that Eilis seemed to constantly question her feelings for Tony and it felt as if she was just going along with the relationship because she thought he was nice. Whereas in the movie it seemed like her feelings for Tony were genuine and equal to his but she was just shy about expressing them. In that regard I liked the way the movie portrayed the relationship better. I was also yelling at her a lot more in the book than when I was watching the movie. Overall the story was slow paced but enjoyable while I listened to it while working.