Tuck Everlasting (B&N Exclusive Edition)
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Is eternal life a blessing or a curse? Members of the Tuck family, having drunk from the spring, tell Winnie of their experiences watching life go by and never growing older. - Is eternal life a blessing or a curse?
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 starnger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune. A total masterpiece. This book made me think about the question of which every one of us wants to know the answer - is it that good to live forever?
The plot revolves around a year-old girl named Winnie Foster , who is from a restrictive upper-class family. She runs away into the forest one day and meets a boy named Jesse Tuck , drinking from a spring. She is then kidnapped by his elder brother, Miles. She soon falls in love with Jesse and later learns that his family can't age or be injured due to drinking water from a magical spring around a hundred years ago. As the search for her continues, the Tucks decide to leave the area and invite her to join them. She is forced to decide whether to drink from the spring and live forever, or live a mortal existence. She decides that despite the love she and Jesse share, her presence will only endanger the Tucks and she chooses to stay behind.
It explores the concept of immortality , which might not be as desirable as it may appear to be. It has sold over 5 million copies and has been called a classic of modern children's literature. The book is also sold with the reading connections included. Ten-year-old Winifred "Winnie" Foster is frustrated with her family and considers running away from her home in rural Treegap. One day, while in a wooded area her family owns, she sees a boy of about 17 drinking from a spring.