Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Tuck Everlasting

Natalie Babbitt

fiction Childrens Fantasy Young Adult
lighthearted mysterious fast-paced

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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.

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summary of 1681 ratings (see reviews)


adventurous 53%
hopeful 53%
lighthearted 40%
reflective 40%
emotional 33%
inspiring 33%
mysterious 33%
sad 20%
challenging 6%
relaxing 6%


fast 58%
medium 25%
slow 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 91% | Yes: 8%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 18%

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