This book was very interesting. So here is a formal review that I wrote:
Natalie Babbitt, the author of Tuck Everlasting, takes her readers on a journey in the 1880s in Treegap where you life is undetermined.
The main characters in Tuck Everlasting are Winnie Foster, the man in yellow, and the Tuck family, which includes Mae, Tuck, and their sons, Miles and Jesse. The setting for Tuck Everlasting takes place in a fictional place called Treegap, a small town, and in the Tucks’ cabin.
Readers are introduced to Winnie Foster and her family, who owns a normal wood. Winnie is very bored by her family because they never let Winnie go anywhere. So she decides to escape, when she escaped, she went to the woods and saw a handsome boy drink from the fountain of never ending life. That’s when it all began.
Babbitt's writing style is very detailed, descriptive and has it own uniqueness. It makes the reader think they were there, in Treegap, drinking from the fountain of eternity. She also uses a lot of similes and metaphors to get to know the place and the plot better.
For example, here are some quotes that describes her writing style: “But things can come together in strange ways. The woods was at the center, the hub of the wheel. All wheels must have a hub. A Ferris wheel has one. As the sun is the hub of the wheeling calendar. Fixed points they are, and best left undisturbed, for without them, nothing holds together. But sometimes people find out this too late.”
“It was so much clouding up as thickening, somehow, from every direction at once, the blank blue gone to haze. And then, as the sun sank reluctantly behind the treetops, the haze hardened to a brilliant brownish-yellow. In the woods, the leaves turned underside-up, giving the trees a silvery cast.
Tuck Everlasting made me think about the world, about it was to be alive forever, to actually consider if it was right or wrong to be immortal. I feel like I were there, right in front of Winnie. It’s like Babbitt done some magic to this book, every time you think you can put the book down, it won’t let you. It was a fascinating way to see to world. Tuck Everlasting is a everlasting book indeed.
I hope this makes you want more to read the book. <3