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Tuck Everlasting

When's the last time you read Tuck Everlasting? If the answer is more than ten years ago -- or never -- it's the perfect time to pick up a copy of Natalie Babbitt's classic children's book. Read it now, so you can impress your friends with your thoughtful, incisive commentary on the Disney movie starring Alexis Bledel.

Tuck Everlasting tells the story of a bored young girl named Winnie Foster who decides to take a walk in the woods. As a result of this seemingly insignificant decision, Winnie meets the Tucks, a mysterious family with the power to change her life forever.

Discussion Questions
At the beginning of Tuck Everlasting, Winnie leaves her fenced-in yard to go for a walk. Why does this mean so much to her?
Why do you think Natalie Babbitt avoided giving the man in the yellow suit a real name? Be honest -- how do you feel about people who wear the color yellow?
At several points in the story, Winnie talks to a toad. Have you ever talked to a toad?
How would the kidnapping be different if the story took place in modern times, and Treegap had television news crews and an Amber Alert system? Were you ever worried the Tucks might be toadnappers, too?
If you were a Hollywood casting director, would you have cast Alexis Bledel as the lead? Why not one of the girls from Felicity or Roswell? They probably need the work more than Alexis does.
How much did you cry at the end?

-- Lisa Beebe

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Tuck Everlasting
The title makes it sound long, but it's not! I promise.

Related Resources:

Buy a copy of Tuck Everlasting in paperback or hardcover.

Visit the official movie website.

Visit the IMDB page.

Read a Popcrazy interview with a guy who met Alexis Bledel.

Read a Popcrazy article by a Gilmore Girls fan.

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