Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt (Book Review)

“What if you could live forever?

Is eternal life a blessing or a curse? That is what young Winnie Foster must decide when she discovers a spring on her family’s property whose waters grant immortality. Members of the Tuck family, having drunk from the spring, tell Winnie of their experiences watching life go by and never growing older.

But then Winnie must decide whether or not to keep the Tucks’ secret―and whether or not to join them on their never-ending journey.” -Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbit.

Am I late to reading Tuck Everlasting? Nope. You know why? Books don’t have an age limit or a reading time limit! And now you’re mind blown, I know. It’s crazy.

This book was actually recommended to me by my husband. A couple of months ago. Whoops. I’m telling y’all, the way to get out of a reading funk is to pick up smaller books! Sometimes you really just get caught up in how big a book is and it can be daunting. (P.S. I read this book in January and this post has been sitting as a draft for almost two weeks. Let’s normalize people getting caught up in life, shall we?)

Tuck Everlasting is a wholesome story about immortal life. I love that the Tucks don’t actually like being immortal. They know they can’t change it, but they don’t want a life that never ends. We never think about the fact that if we were immortal and no one else was that we would watch our kids and grandkids die before our eyes. If that isn’t a huge sobering thought, I don’t know what is.

Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Why: Tuck Everlasting is creative and sweet, there’s no doubt about it. I wish there was more, honestly! We have everything we could want in this story: a daring girl who gets caught up in something she wasn’t really supposed to see, BUT she actually makes friends with the people who whisk her away (they kidnapped her, who are we kidding?), a villain who threatens and bullies his way to what he wants, and a handful of magical realism. All around this is a sweet, quick read!

With love and wishing you a warm spring day, Storm

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