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Tuck Everlasting

3.84  ·  Rating Details  ·  169,612 Ratings  ·  6,320 Reviews
Apakah kehidupan yang abadi itu berkah atau musibah? Inilah yang harus diputuskan Winnie saat dia menemukan sebuah mata air di tanah milik keluarganya. Air itu memberikan kehidupan abadi bagi yang meminumnya. Anggota keluarga Tuck, yang telah meminumnya, menuturkan bagaimana mereka melihat pasang surut kehidupan tanpa menjadi tua.

Tetapi kemudian Winnie harus memutuskan apa
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Paperback, 173 pages
Published November 2010 by Penerbit Atria (first published 1975)
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Kat Stark
Feb 29, 2016 Kat Stark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


I don’t normally read children’s or middle-grade books. I mean, I gave The Lightning Thief 3 stars even with the praises of 5 all over the place. It’s because I’m over that age of wonder. I can no longer connect to it like I used to and so, I always feel like my rating never does those books justice. For this particular novel, my childhood self and my adult self would rate it high...for it’s simplicity and depth. It is truly a remarkable story despite it’s flaws.

I wish that I had read it when I
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Havenisle
I loved the story but I hated the ending. This was the first book I was ever mad at. To this day, I still scowl at people that say that immortality is a curse. Perhaps it is, if you're stupid and lacking in any aspirations. If I were the family in this book, I could agree. But no, I'm not... I wish they would just go to college and get some dreams and stop feeling sorry for themselves. If you have the rest of eternity to kick around, do something useful like trying to save the world. If you're g ...more
Aj the Ravenous Reader
Oct 08, 2015 Aj the Ravenous Reader rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Aj the Ravenous Reader by: Kat Stark

I read this book as a birthday gift to the one and only Awesome Kat Stark who is celebrating her birthday on September 27. SUPER HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KAT! Read her wonderful review by clicking on her name.

I confess. Once in my young life, I dreamed of becoming immortal and invisible and you have to admit you did too. What, no? You didn’t? Oh come on, admit it! Don’t leave me alone here!



Anyway, even if you deny it, I’m here to speak on behalf of you dorks who dreamed of impossible dreams- of flyin
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Monday
Aug 02, 2007 Monday rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys a quiet read, ELA teachers 5th - 12th
This book is a quiet read. Even the drama has a hot, sleepy, summer feel to it. Have a lazy long weekend to just curl up, this is a small and in someways sad, read.


I teach this book to my students for lots of reasons. It lets us talk about metaphors and similes. The language is not complicated but it is artistic. I use it when working with predicting texts. Also, and maybe mostly, it's great for some of those big questions if you're having your students reflect upon life and family. What would y
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Anne
REREAD: Feb. 8/ 2016

I watched a movie yesterday that led me to reflect a bit on life, humanity and immortality. And eventually, after a train of exhaustive musings on the aforementioned subjects, I decided I wanted to read something pertaining to them. But what? I really don't know of any other books that explore the subject of life and perils of immortality, except for this one. Hence, my reread. I read this in about 3 hours because I didn't indulge too much or peruse the story with tedious att
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Councillor
Tuck Everlasting is one of those books everyone should read at a young age. After all, who hasn't ever thought at least once about how it would be to live eternally, to be free to do everything you want to, to embrace life in all its different facets? The way this short novel deals with eternal life - and raising the question about whether or not that can be considered a blessing or doom - makes it an important addition to the literary world.

Fast-paced and easy to read, this is a book to devour
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
About a month ago we visited my mother-in-law, a former high school English teacher. She mentioned, as we were leaving, that she had two boxes of books that she was going to get rid of. With visions of a literary treasure trove in my head, I quickly offered to take them off her hands so I could keep what I liked and dispose of the rest. When I got home and opened the boxes, I found . . . dozens of Sweet Valley High and Babysitters Club books. I have NO idea where my MIL got them from, or why. I ...more
Wendy Darling
Really...try not to cry.

Reread for our #tmgreadalong classics challenge! Discussion on the blog Friday 1/30.
Kristina Horner
Never actually read this book as a child - only saw the movie. Listened to the audiobook for booktubeathon with my boyfriend and we both loved it! It's a very radio-drama-esque good vs. evil story, but it's charming and fun and we had a delightful time.
Duane
This review contains spoilers.

The year is 1880. The Tuck family lives in the small rural town of Treegap, New Hampshire. There is a spring there, located in the Foster's Wood, with water that will give you immortality. If you are 17 when you drink it, 17 you will be forever. The Tuck family knows this because 80 years earlier they drank the water and haven't aged a day since. But now 10 year old Winnie Foster has discovered their secret which creates all kinds of problems for everyone involved,
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K.D. Absolutely
Nov 08, 2011 K.D. Absolutely rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
The Cullen family meets Gretel minus Hansel. The vampire family in that Stephanie Meyer’s popular saga moves from one town or city to another because they are immortals and they don’t want people to notice that their appearance does not change. This is similar to the Tuck family here in Natalie Babbitt’s children’s slim novel, Tuck Everlasting. However, the Cullens are vampires and the idea of vampires being immortals was originally thought of by Bram Stoker while the Tucks have drank water from ...more
Maddie D
Mar 01, 2013 Maddie D rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
2/20/13

My class is currently reading Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. My favorite part in the book is when Jesse asks Winnie if she wants to wait 6 years and then get married and go on adventures. I like this part in the book because you would never expect that it would happen. It was an interesting and surprising part of this book. I can relate to Winnie because I always wanted to be my own independent person. I always wanted to walk to school by myself and pack my own lunch, I just wanted
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Catherine ♡
Jun 09, 2016 Catherine ♡ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite childhood school books.
Tuck Everlasting addresses the question that's been asked over and over again - and yet remains unanswered: would you want to live forever if it means being with the one person you love?

It was a wild ride and a beautiful story, and it's definitely a book I would revisit.
Heidi
One could say that almost every book I read in my 5th grade class made some kind of an impression on me. Perhaps because these books were beyond the trite, fluff books I had been reading once I'd gotten over my reading difficulties. Such books like Sleepover Friends and Baby-Sitters Club passed the time. But my reading teacher (Mrs. Llewellyn) picked winners for every book. This one was a most definite favorite. Not only an interesting story, but one that made you think and truly ask yourself qu ...more
Erin Lynn
Do you think immortality is a curse or a blessing? What if you were given the choice to age normally or halt your life at this moment and stay that way forever just by drinking a bit of water? That's what young Winnie Foster has to decide in this beloved novel by Natalie Babbitt.

Even though I'm pretty sure that I've read this book before (don't think less of me for not remembering; it was over twelve years ago), I had a very pleasant time reading this classic children's novel. I love the story t
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James Govednik
Oct 15, 2009 James Govednik rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi
Despite its longtime popularity, I had never read this book. The audio CD by Peter Thomas is excellent. In this fantasy, 10-year old Winnie stumbles upon the secret of the Tucks' magic spring. Although the setting is the late 1800s, Natalie Babbit's writing pushes that part of the setting to the background, immersing us fully in the characters. The poetic elements of the writing, the beautiful descriptions of the natural settings, the imagery--it was all so rich I often reached for the book afte ...more
Karen
Mar 30, 2008 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've seen the movie and saw this at the library. I'm in a young adult kick that's two books long. I liked the movie well enough for watching it on cable with commercials and probably edited. I have high hopes for the book. I'm only on chapter four and there have been some charming turns of phrase.

Unlike [i]Midwife's Apprentice[/i], this one is being established from the very beginning like a fable and it feels magical. I expect I shall find fable all the the way through.

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Kristina
Jul 03, 2016 Kristina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was probably one of the most beautiful books I have ever read! <3
The writing style was simply gorgeous. Like a fairy tale from the olden times.

The main question and dilemma about immortality will always be relatable, especially in our modern future where technology would probably be able to accomplish everything.

The characters were so lovable and realistic! I love Winni so so so much!

If you haven't read it, then definitely give it a try ;)
Bonnie
As far as I know, this award-winning, modern-classic is still on the Grade 5 curriculum in BC schools. The story deals with the universal themes of life and death; the main idea being that there is a natural cycle to life. If you could choose to live forever, would you do so? What would it be like if you did? This story poses these two questions, and asks the reader to think. At the same time, Natalie Babbitt entertains by writing a highly engaging narrative, filled with beautiful and descriptiv ...more
Rebecca McNutt
Tuck Everlasting is definitely classic and really unforgettable; it was one of the first books I read as a kid that actually made me really think about life itself.
The Bumble Girl {Margie}
Some books never change. No matter how old you get :)
Carolyn S
Our class is currently reading the book "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt. And I have to say, I actually like the book so far....one of the reasons I think it's enjoyable is because of the characters. One of the most puzzling (also one of my favorites :) characters is the strange man in the yellow suit ( <--- his so-called name.) Too most people, he would be considered as a stalker, but even though they think that, there is still a deeper meaning in it. The author makes his appearance so ...more
Kasey H
February 20, 2012

Like all the other kids in fifth grade, we are all reading Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt. I'd like to focus on Mae Tuck, the mother in the family. Now, Mae is a person, as you all know, who is different from the rest of the world. Along with her family members, who are also "different from the rest of the world." I shouldn't have to worry to much about spoiling her character, because everybody is pretty much at the same part of the book. Not that I was planning on spoilin
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Olivia L.
Feb 25, 2013 Olivia L. is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
2/18/13

I am currently reading a book called Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt, along with the rest of 5th grade. So far, I like the character Winnie Foster, because I can really relate to her. Our ages are close and she seems like she has the same reactions that I would have to all the crazy things that have happened ever since she got kidnapped. Some things I find interesting about her though. Like the fact that she is in "love" with 17 year old, Jesse, and obviously he has feeling for her.
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Karen
May 13, 2016 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
This book was recommended to me by my daughter, Lucy, who read it just recently at school. I can see why she enjoyed it so much. I did as well. Now, I'll have to see the movie.
Cameron G.
Apr 10, 2013 Cameron G. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think that the theme for Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt is everything is not as good as it seems. At first, when Winnie heard about the water, she wanted to go back and drink it. After Winnie was told that living forever wasn't as good as it seems she started to rethink weather or not drinking the water is a good idea. At first though, if the Tucks didn't let her, she would have probably had some and be sad forever. That's why I think the theme is everything is not as good as it seems.
Liz BooksandStuff
May 03, 2016 Liz BooksandStuff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
“Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.”

If you had the opportunity to drink from the spring of youth and live forever, would you? And would you show it to someone else?

Misty
Reread for the 40th Anniversary, and love it as much now as I ever did.
Jon
Just as sweet and heartbreaking the second time around, it's no surprise that this one is so revered.
Mary (BookHounds)
“What if you could live forever?”

As part of this blog tour, we were asked this question. In the story, Winnie meets Mae, Angus, Miles and Jesse Tuck, who are in the woods near her house. Jesse, the youngest Tuck admits that he is one hundred and four but actually hasn't aged since he was seventeen. His father has tried to commit suicide several times but was always uninjured no matter what he tried. He was just tired of living. Jesse tries to convince Winnie to drink the spring water in her wood
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Natalie Babbitt was born Natalie Zane Moore on July 28, 1932, in Dayton, Ohio. She attended Laurel School for Girls, and then Smith College. She has 3 children and is married to Samuel Fisher Babbitt. She is a grandmother of 3 and lives in Rhode Island.

She is also a board member of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance a national not-for-profit that actively advocates for literacy, li
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