Okay, my loves here is the very first book talk, I like book talk better than book review, I’m not sure why but I do.
The funny thing is I think I did a post about this book once before and the way it opened me up to the world of books but it is one of my favorites so it is the one I chose to do first. Tuck everlasting by Natalie Babbit.
In this amazing story, Natalie Babbit takes one of the most popular human desires and puts the bright light of reality on it.
She goes through the high points and the appealing nature of immortality and also shows the downsides and pain that it brings to those who bear it.
We follow a ten-year-old runaway named Winne Foster who stumbles upon the Tuck family and their secret of immortality.
I quickly found myself (and still do as I continue to re-read this book throughout the years) alongside Winne in the thick woods ready for adventure.
Winnie ( and readers) learn the pros and cons of this seemingly amazing gift of life. Her outlook on love and life is forever changed in the most elegant ways.
When I read this story for the first time I was in 6th grade (so like 10 years old). It opened my heart up to the world of books and was most definitely the starting spark to my love of books. Although I was young when I read this book I highly recommend adults, children, and young adults alike read it once.
“Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.”― Natalie Babbitt