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What an enchanting and provocative tale! It was everything I wanted it to be. And it was SO much more than the movie offered. In fact, if you've seen the movie but haven't read the book, scratch what you remember, and read the book. Because the book got it right (duh!). I liked the fact that Winnie was only ten years old in the book. Somehow that made it more believable ... and more romantic somehow. And how the book ended ... it was all so much more right and fitting.
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In Treegap, the man with the yellow suit visits the Fosters and tells them that he knows who kidnapped their daughter and where she is. In return, he wants them to give him ownership of the woods. The Foster family has no choice but to agree. She credits Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique, “a book that reawakened her long-dormant desire to be an artist” and she felt “inspired and empowered by her female friends” to return to work: “By God, I’m going to do what I’ve always wanted to do.”Winnie Foster sits on her front lawn. She is upset. She believes that her family is too controlling. They never let her do what she wants. After throwing pebbles at a toad, Winnie tells the toad that she wants to do something that will make a difference in the world, but first she will need freedom from her family. She plans to run away in the morning, while her family is still sleeping. Chapter 4 I still would be tempted to take a chance on the fountain, but knowing I could never die or change, no matter what, would give me pause for thought. I'd be worried that eventually I'd feel like I was permanently in Sweet Valley High, unable to escape. The ownership of land is an odd thing when you come to think of it. How deep, after all, can it go? If a person owns a piece of land, does he own it all the way down, in ever narrowing dimensions, till it meets all other pieces at the center of the earth? Or does ownership consist only of a thin crust under which the friendly worms have never heard of trespassing?
Tuck Everlasting - Macmillan
Natalie was modest about her accomplishments. “Few of us can make anything memorable out of the small commonplaces in the life of an average child, Beverly Clearybeing a notable and laudable exception,” she said in Barking with the Big Dogs. Her third book, The Search for Delicious, began as a short picture book but gradually grew into a full-fledged novel and ultimately established her as a fiction writer. “I would have been working in a diner if it wasn’t for Michael,” Natalie said in 2015 in School Library Journal. I know, I know. But what does this have to do with the review? Well I thought about it. What if there was snow all year round? What if spring didn't give life, summer didn't celebrate it, autumn didn't kill it, and winter didn't bury it in heaps of white? A life without change. Everlasting stagnancy. Would that life be as precious? I don't think I'd appreciate nature and the seasons as much, or think them as beautiful. I don't think I'd like it at all.So a lot of strikes, huh? Well I’m here to tell you that I loved this book about a girl who runs into a weird family. But first I have to tell you why I was reading it in the first place.