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Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol
The Care and Feeding of Books Old and New by Margot Rosenberg
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The Dead in their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley
Don't Push the Button! by Bill Cotter
Everlasting by Angie Frazier
Floors by Patrick Carman
Ghouls Just Haunt to Have Fun by Victoria Laurie
The Haunted Mask by R.L. Stine
I Could Pee on This by Francesco Marciuliano
Innocence by Jane Mendelsohn
The Lost Children by Carolyn Cohagan
Making Money by Terry Pratchett
The Mummy's Mother by Tony Johnston
My Favorite Band Does Not Exist by Robert T. Jeschonek
Nine Lives Last Forever by Rebecca M. Hale
Poetics Of Cinema by David Bordwell
The Pricker Boy by Reade Scott Whinnem
Reunification: A Monterey Mary Returns to Berlin by T.H.E. Hill
Shattered Silk by Barbara Michaels
The Solar System Through Infographics by Nadia Higgins
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris
Thud by Terry Pratchett
Timeless by Gail Carriger
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Turn Left at the Cow by Lisa Bullard
Voltron Force Volume 2: Tournament of Lions by Brian Smith
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
Wacky Wednesday by Theo LeSieg

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Comments for Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting: 04/20/14

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Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt is one of those children's books (from a long list, sadly) that I missed reading in my childhood.

Out in the countryside there's a family that owns a spring as part of their rural acreage. They haven't seen any use for it or figured it had any value, so they've let it be and ignored it for decades.

Things change though when their daughter follows an unusual melody from a music box. It leads her to the Tucks, a family blessed (or cursed) by her family's over looked spring.

Afraid of what the girl's reaction will be to their BIG secret, they kidnap her. Much of this short book is the Tucks' long backstory and the girl's growing acceptance of them.

Tuck Everlasting wasn't what I expected (dreaded). Since the most recent film adaptation my husband has been bemoaning his experiencing of having to read it in elementary school. Then our so read it in school and LOVED it and insisted that I read it. Turns out, I agree with my son. It is very good.It asks a lot of questions about life, death, immortality and morality. And it has a nice surprise ending.

Five stars

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