The Friday 56: Tuck Everlasting

the-friday-56Hosted by Freda’s Voice, The Friday 56 follows these simple rules:

  • Grab a book, any book.
  • Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
  • Find any sentence (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
  • Post it.

One of my new hats is “volunteer reader” for women in residential care. What could be more fun than reading aloud interesting articles and a few chapters every week? Because they’re an older set, I’ve naturally chosen Natalie Babbitt’s popular children’s book, Tuck Everlasting. It deals with mortality, and it’s beautifully-written while also easy to read out loud, so I actually believe it’s appealing for all ages! From page 56 of my copy:

Square Fish, 2007, 139 pages (paperback)

Jesse sat on the floor and used the seat of a chair for a table, but the others held their plates in their laps. There were no napkins. It was all right, then, to lick the maple syrup from your fingers. Winnie was never allowed to do such a thing at home, but she had always thought it would be the easiest way.

I’m in the Jesse Tuck fan club.

Happy weekend, readers!



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