Title: Tuck Everlasting
Author: Natalie Babbitt
Review: I read this book with my daughter, she laughed when I cried at end. The book was short, but it got its point across. Things move on and on and if you don't, well that ain't natural.
The relationship between Winnie and the Tucks was sweet. I'm glad Winnie made the choice she did and I think so were the Tucks. Everlasting life is something we think we want, especially when a loved one dies, but what would we do with all that time? Work, play, read, …. Forever is …well forever. And it would feel longer if you were the only one living it.
This is a sweet book that will take you an hour to read. I really wish it had been longer, it had a slightly unfinished feel to it.
Publisher: Published September 17th 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (first published January 1st 1975)
Quick Review: 31/2 stars (out of 5)
Why I Read It: This has been on my TBR list and my daughter was reading it for school so I grabbed it one evening.
Where I Obtained the Book: My daughters copy from the school.
Synopsis: 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.
Author Biography: Natalie Babbitt was born Natalie Zane Moore on July 28, 1932, in Dayton, Ohio. She attended Laurel School for Girls, and then Smith College. She has 3 children and is married to Samuel Fisher Babbitt. She is a grandmother of 3 and lives in Rhode Island.
She is also a board member of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance a national not-for-profit that actively advocates for literacy, literature, and libraries