Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit


Publisher: Bloomsbury Children Books
Publication Date: April 2020 (first published: 1975)
Genre: Historical Fiction
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Source: Thank you Pansing for the review copy in exchange for an honest review
Rating: 3.5


Doomed to - or blessed with - eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing that it might seem. Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.

It's been long since I last a book written back in the 1970s. I have no idea at all. From the blurbs, it really does intrigue me. I dive into the unknown world of the magical world. 

Honestly, I really wanted it to be magical since the story revolves around Tucks' family who is immortal. However, to the Tucks, they feel it is a curse to them but to some, it is a blessed. One day, when Mae Tuck and her two sons came across a girl named Winnie Foster. She lives around the woods. She decided to bring her with them and tell her about their secret.

I find the story quite interesting although I did struggle throughout the story to understand the plot, to catch with the story itself. There is a lot of thinking to do actually especially on the topic of immortality; "the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can". It was rather confusing to the family because the thing is life and death has been created for the way it should be. 

Overall, it was beautifully crafted although there will be more in-depth of the story.