Book Review of Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting
Tuck Everlasting
Author: Natalie Babbitt
Genre: Children's Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1


A bit like a fairytale in some respects, though there are no fairies in it. The beginning reminded me just a bit of the start of To Kill a Mockingbird. Beautiful writing and a story that leaves you feeling good, though I wish it had been longer. It is not, as I had for some reason assumed when I ordered it, about a dog!
From the cover: "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, thought it has a beginning and a middle, it can never end. The two stories cross each other near the village of Treegap during a handful of hot days in the 1880's...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."