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Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
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Recipient of many awards, including the 1976 Christopher Award for Best Book for Young People, this remarkable gem has stood the test of time.

It is simply written in a fairytale style. And, each and every word is used sparingly with a magical eloquence.

Young Winnie Foster is bored and leaves the confines of her house where she walks into the woods surrounding her home to discover members of the Tuck family.

In taking her journey, Winnie is transformed by the Tucks as she learns that over 100 years ago they drank from a spring in the woods and thus have eternal life.

Fearful that she will divulge the secret, the Tucks take her home with them where they explain the consequences of never dying and of the unrealistic style of life in contradiction of the ebb and flow of life and death.

Thought provoking in content, delightfully, wonderfully written, I highly recommend this one.
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