Here's the summary (via goodreads);
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.
So, I started and finished the book yesterday. Today, I saw the movie. I was slightly disappointed. Below, I've compared the book and movie. If you haven't read Tuck Everlasting, don't worry, there are no spoilers below.
1. First of all, let me start with Winnie's age. In the book, Winnie was ten, almost eleven. In the movie she was fifteen. I find it absolutely ridiculous that the producers of the movie increased her age by five years. I kind of understand why they did what they did-to have some sort of romance between Jesse and Winnie-but changing the age by such a large amount, is horrible.
2. Second, is the actor who played Winnie. The actor who played her, is the same actor who played Rory, in Gilmore Girls. I really do not think that the actress did a sufficient job in playing Winnie. I'm not a big fan of her at all..I think she mumbles too much, and I can barely understand what she is saying when acting!
3. Third, is Miles. In the book, I thought Miles was quite friendly, and welcoming. Miles in the movie was not the same person at all.
5. Fifth, is the added drama. I did not appreciate the added scenes, to make the story more interesting and dramatic. The book, was a beautiful story, overall, and while the movie had some beautiful scenes added to it, a lot revolved around drama.
I hope you enjoyed this comparison. Have you ever read Tuck Everlasting, or watched the movie? Tell me what you think? If you've done both, tell me which one you think was better, over the comments. Toodles!