Books vrs. Movies #1: Tuck Everlasting

Have any of you ever read Tuck Everlasting. It's a wonderful read. The plot is relatively simple, but definitely engaging.

Here's the summary (via goodreads);

Tuck Everlasting
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. 

Via giphy,com 
4. Fourth, is the romance between Winnie and Jesse. In the book, Winnie is ten, and Jessie is "17", so nothing really happens between them. The only line that had anything to do with romance in the book was Jessie saying that when Winnie turned 17, she could drink the water from the spring, and then they could get married. 

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! 


  1. I've read and seen Tuck Everlasting, but the book wasn't my taste (or the movie) only because I didn't like the ending as much, but I will go and give it a reread since it has been awhile since I have read it.

    xoxo Morning

    1. I like the ending, but I understand how you didn't.

  2. I loved Tuck Everlasting! The movie, like you said, didn't do a good job, I agree.

    a little bit of sunshine

    1. Yes! Tuck Everlasting is an amazing book! The movie didn't do it justice.

  3. I completely agree with you! I loved the book<3

    A Southern Girls Life

  4. I watched the movie, but unfortunately did not read the book. Alexis Bledel- I liked her as Rory for the first few seasons, but then as the character got more horrible I started disliking the actress as well. But I love the idea behind Tuck Everlasting!

    1. Tuck Everlasting is a wonderful book! I agree with you about Alexis Bledel- she was a great actor for a while.


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