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Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Via Goodreads
Via Goodreads

Summary (from Goodreads):

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 than it might seem. Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.

This book, being about 135 pages, is a quick-read and fast-paced. I wish the story was a bit longer so I could read more, but I think it’s perfect the way it is. Any more detail and I think the story wouldn’t be telling itself and would be ruined. However, I do think that the relationship between Winnie and some of the Tuck family members could have been developed a little more.

This was my first time reading it since fifth grade, but I still enjoyed it all the same. The book is about family, secrets, and life and death. It’s about protecting who you love and selflessness. It is–more or less–a tragic love story.

The story hits home with anyone who has feelings; especially the ending.

Favorite Quote:

“‘Life. Moving, growing, changing, never the same two minutes together.'” –Tuck, Tuck Everlasting

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Author:

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

2 thoughts on “Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

  1. Tuck Everlasting is one of my absolute favourite books – I believe the 50-year anniversary was a couple of months ago, which is so shocking to me. I remember reading it in elementary school and being completely blown away – it holds so much depth for an MG book, no? Lovely review, Rachel. x

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