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Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit

On Reading Monkey

06/05/14

The main characters are Winnie and the Tucks; Jesse, Miles, Mae and Tuck. The book is about when Winnie decides to run away she finds a spring and a boy named Jesse. He and his family having drunk from the spring will never die. When Winnie finds the spring they tell her the story of how they found it . They keep Winnie for a night planing to take her back next day but they didn't know that someone had seen them he tried to take Winnie against her will but Mae shot him and she went to prison she was going to the gallows next day Winnie and the Tucks rescued her.I liked this book because I like adventure stories I'd recommend this book to six and upwards

Born to Run (book review)

On Mike Dariano

I remember reading Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken in 2011 and thinking, “This can’t be true, there is no way that this collection of events, characters, and history all coincided.” Two years later no one has amended the story and it stands in a fortress of time, those events never to be repeated. I’ve finally read a book as good as Unbroken.*

Born to Run is about the rise of ultra marathon runners and a secret tribe of people in the Mexican desert who may know more about running than any of them.

The collection of runners that author Christopher McDougall finds are more varied than any reality show casting. There’s Scott Jurek the best American distance runner, winning a mountainous one hundred mile run through the western states seven straight times. There’s barefoot Ted, a man who identifies his spirit animal as, the monkey to a group of Tarahumara, a native American people of northwestern Mexico who seem to have mastered long distance running. There are even more characters like Bone Head Billy and the wonderfully mysterious Caballo Blanco.

The book balances stories and science like a runner moving from one foot to the next. Detailed examination of how animals run to anecdotes about runners listening to beat poetry on their Walkmans. The narrative culminates in a final few chapters that left me laughing out loud and smiling as they drew to a close.

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