Is this where Stephanie Meyer got the idea for Twilight?
But seriously, I don't understand why anyone would want to read Tuck Everlasting
. It's about a bunch of boring, immortal people being chased by some not-very-scary dude who always wears yellow (great way to blend in, genius). The plot doubles as a love story where the age difference is more than my life expectancy.
I'm reluctant to bash kids' fiction because much of it can't be compared to good adult fiction. All the same, that doesn't give kids' fiction authors a free ticket to Lame Story Land. In the end, I just don't see what was so exciting or relevatory about this book. There's better kids' fiction out there. (May I suggest Gulliver's Travels
, a novel which is both better-written and funnier?)