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Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
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Jan 03, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: childrens-books, classics, young-adult

I first encountered this book at summer camp when our counselor read this book to us a chunk at a time. There were so many parallels between our coming of age as we transitioned from campers to counselors and experienced a new life full of responsibilities and choices we had not really imagined and the same sort of transformation Winnie faces in the book as she considers a new path with the Tucks away from her safe, boring life. We all fell in love with the book and characters; over a decade later, my counselor friends and I still occasionally reminisce about the story and how much it influenced our journey. This book would make a great present for a child who is transitioning to middle or high school. While this story has fantastical elements, I love how they are not taken to extremes that would make them inaccessible to the general reader.

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