Thursday, April 17, 2008

Tuck Everlasting


Tuck Everlasting

by Natalie Babbitt (1975)

Someone has found the fountain of youth... the spring of eternal life, actually, which leads to a kidnapping, blackmail and real estate deals, and a jailbreak... I liked the beginning of the book better than the end, it seems some of the potential from the first half was lost -- the issue of living forever, as well as the mystery surrounding the man in the yellow suit, was washed over in the safe conclusion...

2 comments:

kbookreviews said...

A classic, but I remember reading it and being very disappointed by the ending! I guess I was at that age where I wanted everything to end happily; however, even now when I read it I still wish it ended differently.

JK said...

I think the beginning sets up an entirely different ending than what was delivered... maybe if written these days it would be more supernatural?
I put the movie on our Netflix list, but it looks on the romantic side... we'll see...