I recently reread Tuck Everlasting , and then suggested it to a younger sister. She read it eagerly and agreed to answer some questions I had for her. Originally, the camera I had recorded our conversation on died; so we changed the batteries. Then, when it got loaded onto the computer, it got lost- and then deleted off of the camera! I rewrote the questions and had my sister hand write her answers. The only thing I changed in some of her answers was some of the spelling :D. Below you can read the 'discussion' my eleven y/o sister and I had.
* What did you think of the main character, Winnie?
-I like her. I really think that the author described her a lot.
*What character do you think helped her to make the final decision to run away?
*Do you think the toad was important to this story?
-Yes, the toad was the one who eyeballed her to run away.
*Who was you favorite Tuck?
- I don't know, she just is.
*Four of the human characters have the ability to live forever. If someone told you that they could never die, would you believe them?
-No, because it is impossible to live forever.
*Are you so sure now, after reading Tuck Everlasting?
-Well... I'm not sure.
*If you had the choice to live forever, would you?
-No, because it would get really boring, to be 332 years old. It would be kind of scary.
So there you have it; a few questions about Tuck Everlasting answered by an 11 year old girl.
Nice job girls! I'm glad you decided to do a review on Tuck. Good book. It's sad, but it leaves you thinking. It's interesting to hear stories from the point of a younger reader. Have you both seen the movie? Disney stayed pretty well close to the book, but changed Winnie's age so that she and Jesse were both 17 or 18.
I have seen the movie, I'm not sure about my sister, but I think she has as well. I'm not sure what I thought about the age change, I think I liked it, in movie form, that they were pretty close in age... it would have been weird in a movie if they were very far apart in age...
I agree, the book does leave you thinking. A lot.
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