Tuck Everlasting

Written by Natalie Babbitt

Reviewed by Yasmin F (age 10)

In the book "Tuck Everlasting", many interesting things happen. First, the main character, Winnie, runs away because she has to go to boarding school. Stumbling into the woods she sees a boy drinking water out of a tree stump. The water looks thirst quenching; she hasn't had any water all day. She goes to drink and the boy doesn't let her drink it because, he says it is dirty. Soon she finds out that the well has magical powers. Then the boy's family kidnaps Winnie, and Winnie overhears them talking and finds out that the water makes you live forever. After Winnie finds this out, she thinks about how fun it would be to live forever.As the story goes on, she finds out it's not that fun.Read the book to find out the rest.

I think that "Tuck Everlasting" is an amazing book with tons of detail and description. One example of this is one sentence that describes a main character as droopy and exhausted. Another reason why "Tuck Everlasting" is a great book is that you don't really know what's going to happen. In the book, Winnie, the main character, reminds me of me in a way because if I were in the same situation, I would have run away too.

I recommend this book to everybody that likes adventure. A reason why I think that people would like this book is because there's always something interesting and adventurous going on.

Yasmin F is a student in Ms. Gibbs' 4th Grade through 5th Grade Class
2002-2003