|Plot Summary of Tuck Everlasting|
Winnie Foster is growing up in a rigid, American family. She is expected to be a lady, but she longs for adventure and change. One day she determines to run away, and she steps outside the iron fence to explore the forest near her house for the first time. There she meets Jesse Tuck, who is drinking water from a spring near a try. He refuses to let her drink though she insists, and at last he must tell her the truth: the water will give anyone who drinks it everlasting life. And this is more serious than Winnie at first imagines. The Tuck family takes her home with them and they try to explain to her why it is so important that she tell no one about the water. Meanwhile, a man follows them, overhears the story, and plans to market the water to make himself rich. Winnie must decide if she will help the Tucks before it is too late.
This synopsis report prepared by Megan E. Davis
|Chapter Analysis of Tuck Everlasting|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 60%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Coming of age
- an adult (general)
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- unraveling a conspiracy
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
- a kid
- 19th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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