Listened to the audiobook
A short, quaint book. Although a middle reader book, the writing style gives the impression of a bygone era and, especially through the experiences of the Tucks, a timeless quality that you long for. The book's ending and main message is an interesting one. I have always wanted to be young forever and never die, not necessarily because I am afraid of death, but rather, I believe we experience so little in this life and I would love to experience more. I suppose the author is trying to say that we can experience more and live life to the fullest, if only we but live our one life. I don't know if I believe that, however it is an interesting viewpoint.
That being said, the book was well written. The ending was an interesting way to end the book as the Tucks live on and Winnie does not choose to drink of the water. A fun, quick read of a book that inspired a great movie adaptation.
“Don't be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live.”