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Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
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May 23, 2011

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bookshelves: library-read, classics, cover-appeal, childrens, read-in-2011, movies-or-tv, magical-realism
Read on October 02, 2011

This was a simple yet enjoyable read. The writing is a pleasure to read, the characters are sweet and the plot is an interesting one. Although both the Tuck family and Winnie aren't particularly deeply developed, they shine through as being lovely. The issue of immortality is the main subject of this book - Winnie is discovered by the immortal Tuck family when she is sitting by a river that flows with magical water. The way it all worked out made an effective story, but I think it could've been better by actually displaying or at least discussing both points of immortality - the good aspects and the bad, rather than just saying how it could be such a terrible thing. However, for a children's book, it was a lovely story to read and the slight romance between Jesse and Winnie was very sweet.
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Nicola Not bad I guess!

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Emily Great review :) I've been meaning to read this one ever since I saw the movie.

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