Hi Everyone! Today we’re talking about Tuck Everlasting – A book I hadn’t ever read until I got my gorgeous copy in the mail! I know, I know… my childhood reading experiences leave a lot to be desired, but what an amazing treat to get to read it in my “old age”! I honestly think that there are some things that I appreciate now that I probably woudn’t have as much if I had only read this story as a child. I have to tell you all that I was completely entranced by the writing and story and the big question that this book brings up is “What if you could live forever?”
So Macmillan wants to know… what if we could live forever… would we want to? If we said yes, what would we do with our lives?
That’s such a tough question, and one that I posed to myself while reading this. A part of me kept thinking about how amazing it would be to have that immortality, to see the world change and to see the advances and progress and lets be perfectly honest… to have the rest of time to get through my ‘to be read’ pile. But in all honesty there are negatives to this as well and you get a good look at them in this story. The monotony of life, never having connections for fear of your secret being told, having to seclude yourself in city after city… seeing those you do meet pass on.
So in all honesty, I’m not really sure I’d want to live forever. As bad as it may sound, I like getting older and having connections with the people around me, and I really like having a family and friends. I think I’d just have to pass on that spring if I ever had the opportunity.
BUT that said, you most definitely do not want to miss out on this story. If you haven’t read it, definitely get yourself a copy of this gorgeous 40th edition and spend an afternoon in Winnie’s world. The story is captivating and even if you have read it, it’s definitely worth a reread year after year… I know I’ll be picking it up again next year just to see how a year might have changed my perspective!
Thank you to Macmillan for including me in this amazing blog tour and for providing me with a copy to enjoy!
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2015 marks the 40th anniversary of Natalie Babbitt’s celebrated, ground-breaking title Tuck Everlasting (Anniversary edition on sale January 20). In celebration of the anniversary, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group will publish a special anniversary edition featuring an introduction from Wicked author Gregory Maguire. Natalie will be in conversation with Gregory Maguire at Symphony Space in New York City on Sunday, January 25 at 1:00 PM. Alexis Bledel, star of the 2002 movie adaptation, will read from the book.
Tuck Everlasting asks readers “What if you could live forever?” 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 of a blessing than it might seem. Then complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.