Thanks for the welcomes!!!
23623, I feel the same way! In the musical, I totally shipped Marius and Éponine, because it seemed like they were friends and he did care about her, whereas Cosette was just some girl he saw ONCE, which made me roll my eyes. But in the book, OMG, Marius and Cosette are ADORABLE!!! And to Marius, Éponine is just that weird girl who lives next door - he does pity her, because she's so poor and destitute, but she also creeps him out and he tries to avoid her. It amazed me how different the book was from the movie/musical. (I definitely plan to post a lot of thoughts in the Brick thread!)
Oh, I also just started watching Shoujo Cosette, which I LOVE so far, not gonna lie! It's like a really awesome fanfic that follows the story but also adds some stuff, which I don't mind! And I also bought two old French versions on DVD, the one from 1935 and the one from 1958. So I know how I'll be spending my summer! LOL.