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  • Tuck Everlasting is the story of a girl named Winnie and a family whom she meets, the Tucks. The Tucks have a secret, they're immortal.They drank water from a spring that was actually a fountain of youth. Until the end of time, they will stay that way. Winnie falls in love with one of the Tucks, Jesse, a "17"-year-old boy who shares the same feelings for her. Scared of death, Winnie must choose between being immortal and being with Jesse or following the circle of life and dying someday. The Tucks try to teach her how she shouldn't fear death, how they would give anything to die. It teaches the importance and understanding of life and death.It shows that you should not fear death, but to fear an unlived life.

    - Written by Katie C.
  • Winnie Foster has everything a young woman could desire. She comes from a well-bred, wealthy, and respected family. She dresses in the finest clothes and is afforded every opportunity to refine herself. But Winnie finds that the heat of summer is not nearly as stifling as her gilded cage. She longs for freedom, for adventure. She escapes one morning to explore the woods surrounding her family's home, and encounters the Tucks, a close-knit family with a mysterious past that begs the question: If you could live forever, would you? And just when Winnie believes she has answered that question for herself, a mysterious man looking to profit from the source of the Tuck's immortality that will have her question her life, her desires, and what is the right thing to do. And in the end, learns, that death is not what is to be feared, but an unlived life.

    - Written by Alyssa B.
  • A little 10 year old girl named Winnie foster doesn't like her life so much. Her family is very proper, respectful and wealthy. She doesn't like that her family is so proper and strict and they don't let her cross past their fenced house. Winnie just wants to face the world on her own and be independent so she heads off into the woods past their fenced house. In the woods she comes across this boy named Jesse Tuck that was drinking from a spring that she finds out makes you immortal. Winnie gets kidnapped by Jesse, his mother, and his brother. At first she's confused and very scared but then gets to know the family and that they all are immortal and very kind people. Jesse is 17 but finds himself falling in love with Winnie so he gives her some spring water when she turns 17 they can be together forever. When he makes a tough decision but doesn't accept Jesse's offer and live her life not afraid of death.

  • Tuck Everlasting is the story of a girl named Winnie and a family whom she meets, the Tucks. The Tucks have a secret, they're immortal. They drank water from a spring that was actually a fountain of youth. Until the end of time, they will stay that way. Winnie falls in love with one of the Tucks, Jesse, a "17"-year-old boy who shares the same feelings for her. She is then kidnapped by Jesse's elder brother. Meanwhile a suspicious man in a yellow suit befriends Winnie's family over time while Winnie is gone. He spies on the Tucks and it is learned that the man in the yellow suit desires the spring so that he can sell waters to the citizens for profit. Jesse's mother violently bats the man with the yellow suit; with the rear end of a rifle. The hit is so massive that the man dies instantly; constables manage to see the attack and arrest Jesse's mother for killing the man in the yellow suit. Winnie helps break the Tucks out of jail and takes their place in the jail cell. The Tucks decide to leave the area and invite Winnie to join them. Winnie is forced to decide whether to drink from the spring and live forever, or live a mortal existence. She decides to stay behind. After many years, Jesse returns to the tree where the spring used to be, and it is revealed that Winnie chose to never drink from the spring. It shows that you should not fear death, but to fear an unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live.

    - Written by MERLIN THOMAS
  • Young Winnie Foster is a 10 year old girl who lives in a cottage near the wood in Treegap. One day, she runs away into the woods. Not far into the woods, she sees a boy drinking from a fountain. That boy was Jesse Tuck and he was drinking from a spring that granted immortality. His whole family had drank from it. Winnie soon falls in love with Jesse and Mae, Jesse's mother, takes Winnie to tell her about their never ending story. With a mysterious man in a yellow suit trying to take Winnie away and find out the Tucks' secret, she has to decide to either join the Tucks on their long lasting journey or pretend she didn't hear about it at all.

  • A young woman meets and falls in love with a young man who is part of a family of immortals.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm

Synopsis

Tuck Everlasting opens in the present day, in the town of Treegap. Cars and pedestrian traffic make their way through the streets...

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