Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbitt

I never thought the day would come when I reviewed this book. My childhood, along with my sister's, was literally built around this book. We probably read it at least 20 times and every time we read it, it was just as refreshing as the first.


Here is the Goodreads description:

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.

Oh, and BTW, if you are reading this and judging me for liking this book, based off your opinion of the awful Disney movie that was "based" on it, you can go fuck yourself. :)

Anyway, to say that this book is good is an understatement. If I had my way every child would have to read this sometime, because the themes this book deals with, life, death, and love, are almost too profound for words. And the book deals with all these subjects in an non-cliched manner.

It is the literary equivalent of sweet honey as strange as that may sound. There is something so natural and so golden, but sweet, about it. And I think the cover, showing the lake scene outside the Tuck's cabin perfectly shows that.


It, to me at least, perfectly shows that almost golden sadness we sometimes feel in the heat of summer. That melancholy feeling that something grand you love is going to end eventually, and you aren't going to be able to stop it.

It is literally my favorite book cover ever, probably because it has been sitting on my shelf from the time I was six onwards.

But all that sadness I talked about above isn't just in the cover of course, it's in the book, which is a beautiful one at that.

I can't really talk about it, it's just too incredibly sad and powerful.


I love this book and you already know my rating so I'm not going to say it.

I beg you to read it, even if you have already been through life's constant battles. Because this is the kind of book that can help you heal.