Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Book Review #651 - Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt


Doomed to—or blessed with—eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing that it might seem. Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.

My Rating: 4.5/5

I am going to add this book to the list of books I wish I had read as a child because this book is simply amazing and mythical and perfect for a child's imagination. 

The book was written in 1975 and definitely feels like it, but I felt like this added to the books immense charm. It made the plot more believable. 

The only issue I had with this book is that I would have loved more of the Tucks' perspective at the beginning of the book, and more of Winnie's perspective at the end of the book. I know that had it had that, it would have created too much depth for a children's book but the book felt almost incomplete without it. 

I found the relationship between Winnie and Jesse weird considering the age difference between them but I am not sure if this is just because I am reading it with a modern perspective. 

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