Where the Book Wins: The book is written for children. It's simple and easy to read, but it has rich language, something you don't find in childrens' books. It has beautiful descriptions about the forest and the weather, even it is raining outside you can feel the rays of the sun on you skin. Winnie is a small girl who's tired her parents' rules about the good society, while Jesse is a teen. The period the book was written is far away from ours. There are not technological achievements and that make the nature and everything in general pure. You enter a much different world where you could easily live.
The book is written by Natalie Babbitt.
Where the Movie Wins: The movie shows you the places and the houses and the dresses and generally everything the book describes. Winnie in the movie is a teen so it's Jesse. That makes romance between them much easier and more obvious. There is more action and you feel anxious about the characters and what will happen in the end. The actors were great for the roles. Even if there were differences from the book you don't notice them so much since it's a great movie by itself.
There is one more movie released in 1981, but I haven't seed that one.
Final Winner: It's a TIE. There are differences but seperately they are great.