Sunday, December 21, 2008

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

A kidnapping, a murder, a jailbreak. If this were Winnie Foster's story only, it would be like any other great adventure: you would come to the end, with all resolved, and that would be that. But this is also the story of the Tuck family and therefore, though it has a beginning and a middle, it can never end.

The two stories cross near the village of Treegap during a handful of hot August daysin the 1880's, days which are a curious mixture of violence and love, of anguish and tranquility. And when those days are over, young Winnie is left to make a fundamental choice. What she chooses at last is not what she might have chosen at first. For when you have know the Tucks as Winnie has, however briefly, you can never be quite the same again.

This is what I read on the cover when I picked this book up from the library! I had heard that this book was a good one. I've even heard that there is a movie out there that is based on this book and it is pretty good too! My one question . . . How did I go so long without reading this book?!?! And, I am now making it a point to rent the movie too!

All the characters are so easy to love, except for maybe the man in the yellow suit! The story left me craving for more of the Tuck's! Of course, I was disappointed to find out that there was no more. (Please correct me if I am wrong on this!) However, since I did check this one out at the library, I will need to purchase my own copy in the near future! I can definitely see this being a good one for me (and my kids) to read more of in the future!


  1. I've never read that! I have read Bridge to Terabithia (& taught it, too)-- for some reason, I often get these two confused!
    Beth Fehlbaum, author
    Courage in Patience, a story of hope for those who have endured abuse
    Ch. 1 is online!

  2. Thanks for visiting!! I have yet to read Bridge to Terabithia, but it is on my list! Also, thanks for including your blog! I will definitely be checking it out!

  3. I also really enjoyed this book, although i have not seen the movie. The description of the book that you quoted was interesting too - definitely different from the one on the edition I read (before the movie), but very compelling. Here's hoping that Hollywood did not destroy the story!

  4. Jeska, this description came from an original copy that I checked out from the library! You've made me curious to go and read some other copies now!! And, as soon as I watch the movie, I will have to post my thoughts!! I always worry and sometimes feel a bit over-critical when they make great books into movies. I've seen some HORRIBLE adaptations!!


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