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Comments for Tuck Everlasting
Tuck Everlasting: 04/20/14
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.