Hi there gorgeous people! Welcome to the 40th anniversary of Tuck Everlasting Blog Tour. When Macmillan Kids approached me about this tour, I was happy to particpate. Although I saw the movie years ago, I’ve never read the book before now (review coming soon). Tuck Everlasting is still fun and relevant to read.
Here are some details:
- Special 40th Anniversary Edition on sale January 20! This edition features an introduction from Wicked author Gregory Maguire
- Bestseller: This book has never gone out of print and has sold 3.5 million copies in the US only.
- Timeless: Four decades later, the question Natalie asks in Tuck Everlasting (“What if we could live forever?”) is still a source of constant intrigue. Young adult literature trends, in particular, seem to be obsessed with mortality. From vampires through the current wave of realistic fiction, it is clear that readers are just fascinated with examining death, or in many cases the possibility of eluding death.
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.
The question that this tour asks is very hard and thought provoking:
What if you could live forever?
At first I thought that my answer would be no, but then as I ponder this conundrum I think they answer might be more complicated. How about: It depends? If my family could live forever with me, I don’t think I would mind it at all. Imagine all the good that we could do with all those years in front of us! We could study medicine, engineering, physics, art, and much more, all the time to help as many people as we can. With technology being what it is, it would be really easy to create a new “life” every 10-15 years or so.
As you can see, the answer is conditional to my husband and kids sharing forever with me. Because I don’t think I could bare to live forever without them, nor would I want to.
“Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.”
The giveaway is for a finished copy of the 40th anniversary edition of Tuck Everlasting and it is for US residents only (sorry my international readers!) For all other rules, please read the “Policies” page or the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck?